The USS Arneb (AKA-56/LKA-56) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on July 6, 1943, with the hull number AKA-56. It was commissioned on April 22, 1944, under Comdr. Howard R. Shaw’s command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on March 16, 1948. The ship operated in San Diego, Hawaii, Palau Islands, Leyte, Guam, Luzon, Ryukyus, Okinawa and Oahu, North Africa, New Zealand, the Arctic Circle, and Sydney. It was struck from the Naval Register on August 13, 1971. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Arneb received 4 battle stars and a Meritorious Unit Commendation for the Apollo mission. Asbestos exposure is a real risk for a wide variety of devastating medical conditions. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Arneb (AKA-56/LKA-56), we will gladly point you in the right direction and help you locate a doctor who can recognize asbestos-related symptoms and also connect you with the most suitable legal experts in your area.