The USS Walter S. Brown (DE-258) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 10, 1943, and launched on February 22, the same year. It was commissioned on June 25, 1943, under Lt. Cmdr. W. L. Harmon’s command as DE-258 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 4, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had its main missions in Boston, Casco Bay, Hampton Roads, North Africa, and Gibraltar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 24, the same year, and sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Walter S. Brown received one battle star. Are you a Navy veteran whose job duties have exposed you to asbestos? Has your application for disability compensation and benefits for your asbestos-related illness been delayed or denied? If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the the USS Walter S. Brown (DE-258), you should get immediate help from an experienced legal practitioner who truly understands the medical, legal, and personal challenges that come with past exposure to asbestos.