The USS Crescent City (AP-40/APA-21) was a Crescent City-class attack transport launched on February 17, 1940. It was commissioned on October 10, the following year under Comdr. W. C. Calhoun’s command with the hull number APA-21 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1948. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 534 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Efate, Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Leyte, and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946, and sold for scrapping in 2012. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Crescent City (AP-40/APA-21) received 10 battle stars.
During World War II asbestos use increased largely because of military shipbuilding contracts. The U.S. government required the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels to use asbestos insulation. All veterans who served during that time may have developed severe health conditions from long-term asbestos exposure. You may be entitled to VA benefits and compensation to cover the healthcare-related costs.