The USS Kershaw (APA-176) was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 12, 1944. It was commissioned on December 2, the same year under Comdr. A. G. Davenport’s command, with the hull number APA-176 and it served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 20, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Saipan, San Francisco, Tinian, Leyte, Eniwetok, San Pedro, and Norfolk. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Kershaw received 1 battle star. Probably no other hazardous substance has resulted in so many deaths and cases of disabling diseases as has asbestos, the collective term for a group of six minerals considered an indestructible material with powerful peace- and wartime applications. There are certain time limits, known as statutes of limitations, during which asbestos claims can be filed. In other words, once you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you only have a limited amount of time in which to file an asbestos claim. For this reason, it is crucial that you promptly contact an experienced attorney specializing in asbestos cases.