The USS Burleigh (APA-95) was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on July 6, 1943, and launched on December 3, the same year. It was commissioned on October 30, 1944, under Comdr. D. G. Greenlee’s command with the hull number APA-95 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people on board and had its main missions in Okinawa, Hampton Roads, Eniwetok, Saipan, San Francisco, Ulithi, and Norfolk. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Burleigh received one battle star.
The U.S. Navy used asbestos in unprecedented quantities during World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Since symptoms of asbestos-related diseases can take 30 to 40 years or more to develop, many Navy veterans are just now having their conditions diagnosed. If you or a family member once served in the U.S. Navy and have received an asbestos-related diagnosis, you are entitled to file a claim that is likely to bring you substantial financial compensation.