The USS Hampton (APA-115) was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on August 25, 1944. It was commissioned on February 17, the following year under Comdr. W. H. Ferguson’s command with the hull number APA-115 and it served in the U.S. Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Samar, Ulithi, Seabees, Tsingtao, Leyte, and Okinawa. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1947 to Pope and Talbot Lines.
Asbestos was an ideal material for almost all types of insulation. The Navy used asbestos as insulation and fire-retardant for piping, boilers, electrical fixtures, and other products. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Hampton (APA-115), you probably found our website because you need help. We are a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide quality assistance to veterans who served on asbestos-contaminated vessels and shipyards across the U.S.