The USS Bronx (APA-236) was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on July 14, 1945. It was commissioned on August 27, 1945, under Capt. E. J. Anderson’s command, with the hull number APA-236 and it served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1949. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Shanghai, Tsingtao, Taku, Korea, Okinawa, and California. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958, and later redesignated as amphibious transport in January 1969. Asbestos is a flame retardant and cheap fibrous mineral that can be used in many different products and materials, which made it popular among manufacturers. From the early 20th century until the mid-1970s, asbestos was one of the most commonly used forms of insulation in the U.S. Significant compensation may be available for those affected by asbestos, thus, if you have developed lung cancer, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease, it is important to contact an attorney to explore your legal options.