The USS Alamance (AKA-75) was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 15, 1944, and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on December 22, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Otto John Stein’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 25, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Panama Canal, Eniwetok, Saipan, Palau Islands, Ulithi, and the Philippines. After decommissioning, the USS Alamance returned to Maritime Commission. In 1947 the ship was sold to Prudential Line Shipping Company where it was renamed SS Southstar. Asbestos exposure has been linked to an increased risk of developing lung cancer. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Alamance (AKA-75), it is important to have a specialist doctor manage your treatment. The right treatment methods such as medication, nutrition, as well as exercise, can improve the quality of life a great deal.