The USS Clarendon (APA-72) was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on September 12, 1944. It was commissioned on December 14, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. A. Stroik’s command with the hull number APA-72 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 9, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people on board and had its main missions in San Francisco, Ulithi, Eniwetok, Taku, Guam, Okinawa, and Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was delivered to the War Shipping Administration in 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Clarendon (APA-72) received one battle star.
Asbestos-related severe health conditions may be affecting lots of Navy veterans who served onboard the USS Clarendon (APA-72). Signs of asbestos-related diseases include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and different kinds of cancer-related symptoms. Asbestos was used in high amounts in US Navy shipbuilding contracts. All veterans who developed severe health problems may be entitled to VA benefits and compensation.