The USS Almaack (AKA-10) was an Almaak-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 14, 1940, and launched on September 21, 1940, with the hull number AKA-10. It was commissioned on June 3, 1941, under Comdr. Thomas R. Cooley’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on May 23, 1946. It carried a complement of 426 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, the Pacific Theater, North Africa, Saipan, Guam, the Philippine Islands, Leyte, Surigao, and Iwo Jima. It was struck from the Naval Register on August 15, 1946.
For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Almaak received 6 battle stars. Asbestos is a fibrous, fire-resistant mineral that has been included in more than 300 products that were part of the shipbuilding process. If you are suffering from an asbestos-related disease, it is important to obtain skilled legal advice as soon as possible.