The USS Mineral County (LST-988) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. The ship was originally laid down as LST-988 at the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts on 10 February 1944; launched on 12 March 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Winfred K. Buckmaster; and commissioned on 25 April 1944 with Lieutenant Charles E. Craig in command. On 27 September 1957, the USS Mineral County (LST-988) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register, and one month later, it decommissioned. Navy veterans are the most at-risk group of all military sectors for developing asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma. Because fire at sea has long been a terrifying danger, asbestos, the natural fire retardant, was employed on all naval vessels in the Navy. Asbestos was utilized extensively during and after World War II in the building of the Navy's fleet of vessels. If asbestos has harmed you or someone you love, call us today, and we can connect you with the appropriate attorneys who may be able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.