The USS Alpine (APA-92) was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on April 12, 1943, and launched on July 10, the same year. It was commissioned on April 22, 1944, under Capt. W. L. Taylor’s command with the hull number APA-92 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 24, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people on board and had its main missions in Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, Manus, Lingayen, San Francisco, Ulithi, and Samar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold in 1947 to American Mail Lines where it was renamed India Mail. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Alpine (APA-92) received 5 battle stars.
In the US Navy, more than 300 asbestos-containing materials were used in shipbuilding because of their affordability, heat, and corrosion resistance. Navy veterans have the highest percentage of developing asbestos-exposure related diseases than any other branch of the service. If you or a loved one have served onboard the USS Alpine (APA-92) and have an asbestos-related diagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation.