USS Feland (APA-11) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Feland (APA-11) was a Doyen-class attack transport launched on November 10, 1942. It was commissioned on June 21, 1943, under Capt. C. A. Mission’s command with the hull number APA-11 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 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 and scrapped in 1964. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Feland (APA-11) received 5 battle stars and many awards.

Because of its affordability, and non-inflammability asbestos was one of the main materials used on Navy ships. Veterans serving during the 1940s and ’50s may have been affected by long term exposure to it. If you are experiencing asbestos-related health problems like having difficulty breathing, or more severe conditions, you are entitled to benefits and compensation.

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Shipmates on USS Feland (APA-11)

Theodore Cyrus Dobbs Jr.

Howard Mahlon Heath

Edward Michael Luzak

Wilbur H. Smith

Stephen Stahura