USS Pitt (APA/LPA-223) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Pitt (APA/LPA-223)

The USS Pitt (APA/LPA-223) was a Haskell-class attack transport ship laid down on September 8, 1944, at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, CA. The ship was launched on November 10, the same year. It was commissioned on December 11, 1944, under CAPT. Walter Scott Mayer Jr.’s command with the hull number APA-223 and served the US Navy for three years until it was decommissioned on April 9, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II. For the service in World War II, the USS Pitt earned one battle star. The ship was struck from Naval Register on April 23, 1947, and finally sold for scrapping in February 1980. Back in the 1940s, asbestos was an ideal material used for shipbuilding. All veterans who served onboard the USS Pitt (APA-223/LPA-223) may be at risk of presenting serious symptoms of asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one has health problems, you are entitled to VA benefits and compensation from the trust fund created for this purpose.

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Shipmates on USS Pitt (APA/LPA-223)