The USS Bingham (APA-225) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 22, 1944, and launched on November 20, the same year. It was commissioned on December 23, 1944, under Capt. L. F. Brown’s command, with the hull number APA-225 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in Okinawa, San Francisco, Norfolk, the Philippines, and the Marianas. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946, and sold for scrapping in September 1983. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Bingham received 1 battle star.
All the Navy Veterans who served during and after World War II onboard the USS Bingham (APA-225) are entitled to VA benefits for asbestos exposure. There are several trust funds created for this purpose. They are entitled to help especially the ones who got severely sick from inhaling the microscopic asbestos fibers.