The USS Alchiba (AKA-6) was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 15, 1938, and launched on July 6 the next year with the hull number AKA-6. It was commissioned on June 15, 1941, under Comdr. Allen P. Mullinix’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on January 14, 1946. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in South Carolina, Nova Scotia, Norfolk, Society Islands, Hampton Roads, Chile, Bora Bora, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Espiritu Santo, Tongatapu, Hawaii, and the Philippines. It was struck from the Navy Register on February 25, 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Alchiba received 3 battle stars and received the Presidential Unit Citation for the service at Guadalcanal. Asbestos is a set of fibrous minerals that have been used in thousands of products until has been discovered to be toxic and the cause of various diseases and forms of cancer. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Alchiba (AKA-6), you may be able to seek compensation with the help of an experienced lawyer who has handled these types of claims before.