USS Presidio (APA-88) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Presidio (APA-88) was a Gilliam-class attack transport laid down on December 6, 1944, and launched on February 17, 1945. It was commissioned on April 9, 1945, under Lt. Comdr. Edgar Johnson’s command, with the hull number APA-88 and it served in the U.S. Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people on board and had its main missions in Hawaii, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, Ulithi, Leyte, Japan, Ulithi, and Okinawa. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1947, and sold for scrapping in 1965. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Presidio received 1 battle star. The longer a person is exposed to asbestos and the more fibers that enter the body, the greater the chance of developing an asbestos-related illness. If you can prove you have been exposed to asbestos and developed a condition based upon that exposure during your time in service, you may be able to obtain a full disability benefits rating.

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Shipmates on USS Presidio (APA-88)

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