The USS Mathews (AKA-96) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 15, 1944, and launched on December 22, the same year with the hull number AKA-96. It was commissioned on March 15, 1945, under Comdr. C. A. Thornwall’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on April 4, 1947. The ship served in the US Navy for another 16 years until October 31, 1968, and carried a complement of 247 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Korea, Okinawa, the Philippines, and South Vietnam. It was struck from the Naval Register on November 1, 1968. An asbestos-related diagnosis is an overwhelming and devastating experience; the resulting expenses can also be devastating. We understand the devastation that asbestos exposure has caused you and your family, which is why we encourage you to contact a lawyer with expertise in asbestos cases to determine whether you are eligible for compensation via an asbestos trust fund claim.