The USS Guilford (APA-112) was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on July 14, 1944. It was commissioned on May 14, the following year under Capt. E. R. Gardner’s command with the hull number APA-112 and it served in the U.S. Navy for one year until it was decommissioned on May 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Guam, Newport, Saipan, Panama, Japan, San Diego, and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold in 1947 to Pope and Talbot Lines where it was renamed SS P&T Navigator. In 1973, the ship was finally scrapped.
Asbestos, being inexpensive lightweight durable, and effective, was used extensively within the United States Navy between World War II and the late-1970s. Veterans who are denied VA benefits have the right to appeal decisions made by a VA regional office. We are a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide quality assistance to veterans who served on military ships during the heyday of asbestos.