The USS Devosa (AKA-27) was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship launched on October 12, 1944. It was commissioned on November 30, the same year under Comdr. R. C. Wilkinson’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 2, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Tulagi, Okinawa, Florida Islands, San Francisco, Saipan, and San Pedro and it participated only in World War II. After decommissioning, the USS Devosa was transferred to the Maritime Commission the same day as a training vessel. It received 1 battle star for the activity during World War II. One of the most widespread occupational hazards that exist in the United States is exposure to asbestos - once praised for its sturdiness and its ability to withstand heat. Today, asbestos is classified as a known carcinogen. There is no "safe" level of asbestos exposure; usually, a period of 10 to 40 years or more passes before the asbestos victim exhibits the first symptoms. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos you may be entitled to compensation.