The SS A. Mitchell Palmer was a Liberty Ship designed as a cargo ship built by Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation in Savannah, Georgia. The ship was launched in December 1943 and delivered to the War Shipping Administration to be used for World War II operations. Under the WSA’s control and operated by the Isbrandtsen Steamship Company the ship was one of the 200 American Merchant Marine ships that took part in the Normandy invasion in June 1944. After the war, the vessel was sold and renamed several times until 1968 when it was scrapped in Taiwan. Asbestos was often put in insulation products to keep Navy ships safe from fire. The mineral can pose health hazards when disturbed or when it begins to deteriorate because its microscopic fibers are released into the air and easily inhaled. Once inhaled, these fibers can cause enough cellular damage to cause lung cells to turn cancerous. Treatment costs for asbestos-related lung cancer can easily rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you can fall into debt very fast. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the SS A. Mitchell Palmer (MCE-2436), to protect your interests, you should get in touch with a lawyer to help you find the path forward that will benefit you.