The USS Frederick Funston (APA-89) was a Frederick Funston-class attack transport launched on September 27, 1941. It was commissioned on April 24, 1943, under Comdr. J. E. Murphy’s command with the hull number APA-89 and it served in the US Navy for at least 3 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on April 4, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 576 people on board and had its main missions in Sicily, Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Saipan, Leyte, and Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and scrapped in 1969. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Frederick Funston (APA-89) received 6 battle stars and another 1 battle star for the Korean War.
All veterans who served during and after World War II may be affected by asbestos exposure. This material was used on Navy ships for its non-inflammability. If you served on board the USS Frederick Funston (APA-89) and have serious asbestos-related health issues, you may be entitled to VA benefits and compensation.