The USS Birgit (AKA-24) was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 22, 1944, and launched on July 18, the same year. It was commissioned on October 28, 1944, under Comdr. J. Burke’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. It carried a complement of 302 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Saipan, Guam, the Marianas, Eniwetok and Okinawa, Subic Bay, and San Pedro Bay and it participated only in World War II. It was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946. Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases include shortness of breath, chest pain, a persistent cough, fatigue, and weight loss. These symptoms may not appear until years or even decades after asbestos exposure, making it difficult to pinpoint where the asbestos exposure occurred. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Birgit (AKA-24), please call us today and we can offer you guidance and advice, as well as put you in touch with the right legal team that may be able to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.