The USS Atlanta (CL-104) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on January 25, 1943, and launched on February 6, the following year. It was commissioned on December 3, 1944, under Capt. B. H. Colyear’s command with the hull number CL-104 and served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned for the last time in 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, San Pedro, Ulithi, Tokyo, Guantanamo, Honshu, Norfolk, Seattle, Kwajalein, Sydney, and Tulagi. After decommissioning, the ship was sunk during training exercises. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Atlanta received 2 battle stars. Asbestos - a set of fibrous minerals known for their resistance to heat, resistance to corrosion, and high tensile strength - had a long history of production and devastation dating back centuries. If you or a loved one suffers due to asbestos exposure you may have legal options that can provide compensation for treatment and means of comfort. If you are a Navy veteran that served on the USS Atlanta (CL-104) and your health has been affected by a condition provoked by asbestos, you are entitled to file a claim that is likely to bring you substantial financial compensation.