The USS McCracken (APA-198) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 8, 1944, and launched on September 29, the same year. It was commissioned on October 21, 1944, under Comdr. Brainerd N. Bock’s command, with the hull number APA-198 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Guam, Japan, Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958, and scrapped in Portland in 1975. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS McCracken received 1 battle star.
Americans who served in the U.S. Navy may file a claim with the Veterans Affairs for developing an asbestos-related disease during military service. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving in the Navy, and have developed an asbestos-related illness, you may be entitled to compensation.