The USS Newberry (APA-158) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 10, 1944, and launched on August 24, the same year. It was commissioned on October 7, 1944, under Comdr. David R. Phoebus’ command, with the hull number APA-158 and it served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa, and Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 12, 1946, and sold for scrapping in 1983.
Navy veterans who have served our country are now struggling with lung cancer, bronchial cancer, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related illnesses. If you or a loved one has developed an illness because of asbestos exposure, compensation is available through asbestos trust funds and the VA.