USS General A.E. Anderson (AP-111) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS General A. E. Anderson (AP-111), a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II and the Korean War, was launched 2 May 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Kearny, New Jersey. The ship was acquired by the Navy on 25 August 1943; placed in partial commission the same day for the transfer to Baltimore for conversion to transport by the Maryland Drydock Company; and placed in full commission at Baltimore on 5 October 1943, with Capt. William E. Miller in command. It received one service star for the Korean War service. It was sold for scrap on 14 November 1986.

Work on or around Navy ships in the twentieth century entailed asbestos exposure, and service members and employees aboard the USS General A.E. Anderson (AP-111) were no exception. Asbestos fibers may be readily ingested and stuck in the lungs once they enter the air. This kind of exposure increases the likelihood of getting cancer and other illnesses.

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Shipmates on USS General A.E. Anderson (AP-111)