The USS Pavo was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater-class that was commissioned by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Its mission during the war was delivering troops and goods in the war zones. The ship was originally laid down as the SS James S. Hogg under a MARCOM contract by Todd Houston Shipbuilding Corporation in April 1943. After it was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in January 1944, the ship started doing shuttle operations throughout the Central Pacific. It was decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia in November 1945 and laid up in the reserve fleet in the same state. It was sold for scrapping in October 1971 to a Spanish company. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and is proven to cause lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other respiratory diseases. Even small amounts of asbestos and infrequent exposure can create a risk for contracting mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Pavo (AK-139), we can put you in touch with the right attorneys that may be able to get you the money you deserve for your pain and suffering.