The USS Calvert (APA-32) was a Crescent City-class attack transport launched on May 22, 1942. It was commissioned the first time on October 1, the same year under Capt. D. W. Loomis’ command with the hull number APA-32 and it served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned the last time on May 18, 1966. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 558 people on board and had its main missions in Safi, Pearl Harbor, Sicily, Saipan, Leyte, and Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1966, and sold for scrapping in 1977. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Calvert (APA-32) received 8 battle stars and another 2 battle stars for the Korean War.
The tiny microscopic particles of asbestos can be inhaled very easily without even realizing that we did that. Asbestos cannot be broken down by our bodies. This toxic mineral was incorporated into different types of products. One of the most common commercial applications was insulation products for shipbuilding. Veterans who served onboard the USS Calvert (APA-32) are entitled to compensation.