USS George Clymer (APA-27) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS George Clymer (APA-27) was an Arthur Middleton-class attack transport laid down on October 28, 1940, and launched on September 27, the following year. It was commissioned on June 15, 1942, under Capt. Arthur T. Moen’s command with the hull number APA-27 and it served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on October 31, 1967. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 578 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, French Morocco, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Hagushi, Saipan, Guam, and Guadalcanal. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS George Clymer received 5 battle stars, another 7 for the Korean service, and 3 for the Vietnam War. Like other ships of her time, the USS George Clymer (APA-27) was built with asbestos-containing materials. One could have possibly been exposed to asbestos, either by being a part of the crew serving in the Navy, but also by being implicated in the process of building or dismantling ships, both processes involved the release of asbestos fibers into the air. Navy veterans who suffer from a disease caused by exposure to asbestos and who have been discharged under honorable conditions may have grounds for a legal claim.

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Shipmates on USS George Clymer (APA-27)

richard w. andrews

emilio a. arbues

edward r. bentley

roy w. bloom jr.

dwight lynn chewning

glenn e. frye

stanley joel geller

joe elbe hirsch

arnold kaufman

edward joseph o'donnell

paul e. yankovich