The USS Zellars (DD-777) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on December 24, 1943, and launched on July 19, the following year. It was commissioned on October 25, 1944, under Comdr. Blinn Van Mater’s command with the hull number DD-777 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on March 19, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Newport, North Korea, Plymouth, Norfolk, and Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on March 19, 1971 and sold to Iran the same day where it was renamed Babr. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Zellars (DD-777) received one battle star and another four battle stars for the activity during the Korean War. If you start showing difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent cough, finger deformity, loss of weight/appetite, make sure to speak to your GP, and let him/her know all circumstances, duration and intensity of your asbestos exposure. Once your doctor confirms an asbestos-related diagnosis, a team of specialists will build a treatment plan that offers the best chance of improving your prognosis and quality of life.