USS Fremont (APA-44) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Fremont (APA-44) was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on March 31, 1943. It was commissioned on November 29, the same year under Capt. C. V. Conlan’s command with the hull number APA-44 and it served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on September 3, 1969. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people on board and had its main missions in Saipan, Leyte, Peleliu, Norfolk, California, New Caledonia, Luzon, Guam, Hollandia, and Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1973, and scrapped in 1974. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Fremont (APA-44) received 5 battle stars.

Long-term asbestos exposure can be very dangerous to our health. The US Navy used this toxic mineral because of its affordability, tensile strength and resistance to heat, and chemical damage. Exposure to asbestos aboard naval vessels caused many veterans to later develop serious asbestos-related conditions. If this is your case, you may be entitled to compensation and VA benefits.

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Shipmates on USS Fremont (APA-44)

Henry D. Ainley

Robert Bayette Allen

Raymond Francis Alberino

Oscar Baron

David Y. Bausher

Robert Lewis Bearden

C. Allan Borchert

John F. Boss

Willard George Castor

Robert Dewey Coggins

William C. Connell Jr.

Joseph A. Corcoran Jr.

James William Cowart Jr.

Stephen Dancko

Donald Max Dodson

Frank John Dienes

Chester John Dombrowski

Felix Eclevia Edelo

Robert Arnold Edstrom

James Paul Edwards

Marvin K. Geroe

Gerald P. Gorman

Donald T. Hawley

Philip S. Jackson Jr.

Jack Harvey Jones

Thomas John O'Connor

Hurshel Hugh Rickman

William Joseph Young

William Lester Sheppard

Jerry White