The USS Charles Carroll (APA-28) was a Crescent City-class attack transport launched on March 24, 1942. It was commissioned on August 13, the same year under Comdr. H. Beisemeier’s command with the hull number APA-28 and it served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on December 27, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 612 people on board and had its main missions in French Morocco, Pearl Harbor, Sicily, Saipan, Yokosuka, and Taku. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1977. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Charles Carroll (APA-28) received 6 battle stars.
Asbestos was a popular commodity in shipbuilding during World War II. The US Navy used it extensively on their ships. Unfortunately, veterans, who served during that time, have been exposed to this toxic material. If you or a loved one have severe asbestos-related health conditions, like cancer, you may be entitled to compensation and VA benefits.