The USS Crenshaw (APA-76) was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on October 27, 1944. It was commissioned on January 4, the following year under Comdr. W. B. Studley’s command with the hull number APA-76 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people on board and had its main missions in San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Seattle, Okinawa, Ulithi, and Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was delivered to the War Shipping Administration.
Long term asbestos exposure can lead to severe health problems that can occur decades later. Navy veterans who served onboard the USS Crenshaw (APA-76) can turn to VA benefits and asbestos claims from trust funds to cover their health-related costs. Over 300 asbestos-containing materials were used till the 1970s, for example on any equipment that generated much heat. Anyone serving on Navy ships could be very easily exposed.