USS President Polk (AP-103) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS President Polk (AP-103) was a President Jackson-class attack transport laid down on October 7, 1940, and launched on June 28, the following year. It was commissioned on October 4, 1943, with the hull number AP-103 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had its main missions in the Marshalls, the Gilberts, Guam, the Philippines, Lingayen, and New Guinea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 25, 1946, and scrapped in 1970 in Taiwan. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS President Polk received 6 battle stars.

Asbestos is a carcinogen that was used extensively throughout all types of Navy ships between the 1930s and the late 1970s. If you developed an asbestos-related condition solely from exposure to asbestos while serving in the U.S. Navy, you are entitled to claim specific benefits/compensation available for former members of the armed forces.

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Shipmates on USS President Polk (AP-103)

Theodore Frank Drag

Robert Allen Carman

Maurice W. Brown

Edward U. Sontheimer