The SS Marcus Daly was a Liberty Ship built in Richmond, California by the Kaiser Shipyards and operated by the War Shipping Administration throughout World War II. The ship mainly operated between various ports in New Guinea, Admiralty Islands, Northern Australia, and the Philippines. While unloading cargo at Tacloban in the Philippines, the ship was targeted in several air attacks and it was credited with shooting down 3 Japanese bombers. After the event, in December 1944, the ship sailed with a 40-ship convoy towards Leyte. Getting spotted and attacked by Japanese aircraft, the ship shot down two of them but suffered heavy damage from a kamikaze bomber. Three crew members, as well as 200 troops aboard the ship, lost their lives but the ship managed to arrive and dock in Leyte the next day. One of the scariest things a doctor can tell you is that you have asbestos-related lung cancer. You and your family may have to determine how to pay for your treatment, which will probably be expensive. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the SS Marcus Daly, you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.