The USS Fallon (APA-81) was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on December 14, 1944. It was commissioned on February 14, the following year under Comdr. W. L. Phinney’s command with the hull number APA-81 and it served in the U.S.Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on September 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people on board and had its main missions in San Pedro, the Marshalls, the Marianas, the Gilberts, Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Sasebo, Okinawa, and Kwajalein. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sunk as a target in 1948.
Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases include shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent cough, fatigue, and weight loss. These symptoms may appear decades after asbestos exposure, making it difficult to pinpoint where the asbestos exposure occurred. If you are a Navy veteran that served on the USS Fallon (APA-81) and your health has been affected by a condition provoked by asbestos, we can explain the benefits to which you may be entitled.