USS Goodhue (APA-107) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Goodhue (APA-107) was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on January 7, 1944, and launched on May 31, the same year. It was commissioned on November 11, 1944, under Capt. L. D. Sharp’s command with the hull number APA-107 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 5, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people on board and had its main missions in San Pedro, Hollandia, Kerama Retto, San Diego, Leyte, Japan, Eniwetok, and Okinawa. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold in 1947 to Matson Navigation Company where it was renamed Hawaiian Citizen. Thirty-four years later, the ship was resold to Chi Shun Hua Steel Company in Kaohsiung where it was finally scrapped. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material with remarkable durability and resistance to heat and fire, properties conferring value in a wide range of products including pipe insulation, and friction products. Exposure to asbestos can cause asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, chronic lung conditions, among other lung problems, breathing issues, and health complications. If you have been diagnosed with any of the above-mentioned conditions, seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

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Shipmates on USS Goodhue (APA-107)