The USS Neville was a Heywood-class attack transport launched in 1918 and commissioned for the first time on November 18, 1918, under Capt. C. A. Bailey’s command with the hull number APA-9. It served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on April 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 574 people on board and had its main missions in Tulagi, Norfolk, New Caledonia, Belfast, Hampton Roads, Wellington, Tarawa, Eniwetok, and Guadalcanal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 15, 1946, and scrapped in 1957. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Neville received 5 battle stars. From World War II through the mid-1970s, the Navy was one of the largest consumers of asbestos products, and this meant that a lot of sailors were constantly being exposed to the deadly fibers. Veterans who worked on a base or at a Navy shipyard found themselves exposed to asbestos when working on ship repairs and refits. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Neville (APA-9), you might be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.