The USS General W. H. Gordon (AP-117), a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II, was launched under Maritime Commission contract by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Kearny, New Jersey, 7 May 1944; and commissioned on 29 June 1944, with Captain R. E. Wood, USCG, in command. After the war, the USS General W. H. Gordon (AP-117) was transferred to the US Army and served as USAT General W. H. Gordon. With the outbreak of the Korean War, it was reacquired by the Navy as a civilian-manned Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) vessel and redesignated USNS General W. H. Gordon (T-AP-117). It served again under the same designation in the Vietnam War. Whenever you or a loved one has or may have been exposed to asbestos, you have a viable legal claim against one or more manufacturers if you have been diagnosed with a related medical condition. Asbestos claims require extensive investigation and research and involve extremely complex areas of the law. If you have previously been exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS General W. Mitchell (AP-114), we can put you in touch with the right attorneys experienced in investigating these types of cases and securing compensation for their clients who have endured pain and suffering and incurred medical expenses associated with diseases that result from exposure to asbestos.