USS Goshen (APA-108) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Goshen (APA-108) was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on January 31, 1944, and launched on June 29, the same year. It was commissioned on December 13, 1944, under Capt. Carroll T. Bonney’s command with the hull number APA-108 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Hagushi, Sasebo, Saipan, San Diego, Japan, Eniwetok, and Okinawa. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold in 1947 to American Mail Lines where it was renamed Canada Mail. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Goshen received 1 battle star. There are multiple types of benefits available for Navy veterans who have developed asbestosis or lung cancer as a result of their service. Available benefits include, but are not limited to VA Disability Compensation, VA Pension, Dependency & Indemnity Compensation. We can help Navy veterans with explanations and advice about their VA disability appeals and/or about the benefits they are entitled to.

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Shipmates on USS Goshen (APA-108)