USS Audubon (APA-149) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Audubon (APA-149) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on October 21, 1944, and launched on December 3, the same year. It was commissioned on December 20, 1944, under Capt. J. F. Goodwin’s command, with the hull number APA-149 and it served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Hagushi, Okinawa, San Pedro, Saipan, Norfolk, and Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List in 1946 and sold for scrapping on April 9, 1973, to Union Metals & Alloys Corporation in New York. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Audubon received 1 battle star. Navy veterans who developed an asbestos-related disease as a result of their service are likely eligible for veterans’ benefits. Evidence needs to be collected when victims initiate legal action. An attorney specializing in asbestos compensation claims can collect the evidence needed to prove that exposure to asbestos resulted in illness. An experienced lawyer will take the complexity out of the legal process and help you better understand your options.

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Shipmates on USS Audubon (APA-149)