USS Niagara (APA-87) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Niagara (APA-87) was a Gilliam-class attack transport laid down on November 20, 1944, and launched on February 10, 1945. It was commissioned on March 29, 1945, under Lt. Comdr. Allan C. Hoffman’s command, with the hull number APA-87 and it served in the U.S. Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 12, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people on board and had its main missions in Hawaii, Buckner Bay, Kwajalein, China, Saipan, Japan, Cebu, and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1950 to the Northern Metals Company in Philadelphia. Navy veterans exposed to asbestos are entitled to monetary compensation through asbestos trust funds and VA claims for the consequences of asbestos exposure while on active duty. Through an asbestos trust fund claim, you have fast access to settlement money, afford expensive medical treatments, hold the asbestos companies financially accountable for the harm they have caused, and provide for your family’s economic needs. Asbestos trust fund claim amounts can vary depending on the severity of the disease, initial payment schedule of the trust fund, current payment percentage, and the quality of evidence submitted.

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Shipmates on USS Niagara (APA-87)

Louis J. Hoisington

Wesley Thomas Jordan

Vincent L. Palumbo

John Francis Watkins