The USS Andromeda (AKA-15) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 22, 1942, and launched on December 22, 1942, with the hull number AKA-15. It was commissioned on April 2, 1943, under Comdr. William A. Fly’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1956. It carried a complement of 404 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, the Mediterranean, Sicily, North Africa, Belfast, Hawaii, Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, San Diego, Yokosuka, and Pribilof Island. It was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1960.
If you served in the U.S. Navy between the 1930s and the 1980s and were exposed to asbestos, it is important that your doctor be informed of any symptoms that you might experience. Some symptoms of asbestos-related pulmonary diseases are wheezing, shortness of breath, persistent chest pain and coughing. If you experience these symptoms you should also talk with an experienced attorney about your situation.