The USS Doyen (APA-1) was a Doyen-class attack transport launched on July 9, 1942. It was commissioned on May 22, the following year under Comdr. P. F. Dugan’s command with the hull number APA-1 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 453 people on board and had its main missions in Tarawa, Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Saipan, Leyte, and Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List two days later and sold for scrapping in 1973. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Doyen (APA-1) received 6 battle stars.
The US Navy used high amounts of asbestos in their shipbuilding contracts. Veterans who served during World War II may be suffering from long term asbestos exposure that can lead to serious health conditions. If you or a family member served onboard the USS Doyen (APA-1) and are diagnosed with asbestosis, cancer, or any other severe asbestos-related condition, you are entitled to compensation.