USS Karnes (APA-175) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Karnes (APA-175) was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 7, 1944. It was commissioned on December 3, the same year under Capt. R. B. Miller’s command, with the hull number APA-175 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Saipan, San Francisco, Iwo Jima, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Sasebo, and Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Karnes received 1 battle star.

The widespread use of asbestos as an insulating material during World War II led to a virtual epidemic of asbestos-related disease decades later. To find out if you have a case that entitles you to compensation, do not hesitate to contact us today. 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.

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Shipmates on USS Karnes (APA-175)

John William Block Jr.

Gerald Charles Crump

Norman Joseph Dugas

Harry Harlicker

George Matta

James Gerard Nelson Sr.

James Lee Proctor

Edward S. Quinn

Richard Allan Stevens