USS Monmouth (LST-1032) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Monmouth County (LST-1032) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Originally laid down as LST-1032 on 9 June 1944 by the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts; the ship was launched on 9 July 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Jennie M. Kneeland, and commissioned on 1 August 1944. The ship operated between the Demilitarized Zone and the Mekong Delta, carrying foodstuffs, ammunition, and construction equipment. Following a visit to the Republic of China in February 1967 it returned to Vietnamese waters for three additional tours between 1968 and March 1970.

Asbestos was used in significant amounts at shipyards during and after World War II, both in new ships and in refurbished ships. Anyone who worked onboard the USS Monmouth (LST-1032), should be on the lookout for indications of asbestos-related diseases and should see a doctor as soon as possible if they experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, a persistent cough, or chest tightness.

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Shipmates on USS Monmouth (LST-1032)

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douglas gould smith

samuel w. smith

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