The USS Ganymede (AK-103) was a Crater-class cargo ship commissioned by the US Navy to be used during World War II for delivering troops and equipment in the war zones. It was the only ship to have this name, which was inspired by the largest of the moons of Jupiter. Laid down in May 1943 as Liberty Ship SS James W. Nye, this ship was sponsored by Mrs. C. Dalby, acquired by the US Navy in June, and commissioned in July 1943 under Lieutenant Commander Glenn H. Melichar’s command. The ship transported military cargo of many types, and passengers from ports in Australia to bases in New Guinea, and later, the Philippines, until November 1945. The ship returned to San Francisco where it remained until February the next year. Navy veterans have historically been at a higher risk to develop asbestos-related diseases as a result of the widespread use of this mineral. Asbestos, the only known cause of mesothelioma, was used across the US Navy in many varying applications. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness like asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma and the USS Ganymede (AK-104) plays a part in your past, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help you cover current and future medical bills.