The USS Neshoba (APA-216) was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on October 7, 1944. It was commissioned on November 16, the same year under Comdr. Martin J. Drury’s command, with the hull number APA-216 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 4, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Okinawa, San Pedro, Leyte, San Diego, San Francisco, Eniwetok, Saipan, and Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958, and sold for scrapping in 1975. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Neshoba received 1 battle star.
All veterans who served onboard the USS Neshoba (APA-216) may have serious health problems from asbestos exposure. The US Navy mandated the use of this material in ship construction for its heat resistant properties. If you or a loved one is experiencing any asbestos-related symptoms, you are entitled to VA benefits and compensation.