The USS Cortland (APA-75) was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on October 18, 1944. It was commissioned on January 1, the following year under Comdr. F. C. B. Jordan’s command with the hull number APA-75 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 30, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people on board and had its main missions in San Francisco, San Pedro, Manila, Seattle, Okinawa, Sasebo, and Hong Kong. After the decommissioning, the ship was delivered to the Maritime Commission in 1948.
A lot of asbestos-containing materials were used on Navy ships for thermal and electrical resistance, and non-inflammability in the first half of the 20th century. Many veterans who served onboard the USS Cortland (APA-75) may have been suffering from long-term asbestos exposure. If you are experiencing severe health conditions like difficulty breathing, different types of cancer, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation.