The USS Henry T. Allen (APA-15) was a Harris-class attack transport laid down on June 15, 1918, and launched on May 24, 1919. It was commissioned on April 22, 1942, with the hull number APA-15 and it served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 725 people on board and had its main missions in California, Casablanca, San Diego, Honolulu, Noumea, and New Guinea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1948 to Boston Metals in Baltimore. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Henry T. Allen received 4 battle stars. Products manufactured with asbestos that were commonly used on Navy ships include gaskets, insulation, wires and cable, pipes, thermal heat shields, paneling for walls and ceilings. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Henry T. Allen (APA-15), you may still be at risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma, and you should make an appointment with your doctor.