The USS Raleigh (LPD-1), the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport docks, was laid down by the New York Naval Shipyard of Brooklyn, New York, on 23 June 1960. It was launched on 17 March 1962 sponsored by Mrs. Terry Sanford, wife of the Governor of North Carolina, and commissioned on 8 September 1962 with Captain A.W. Whitney in command. After deploying for the Gulf War, the USS Raleigh (LPD-1) was decommissioned on 13 December 1991, struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 25 January 1992 and disposed of as a target on 4 December 1994.
It is essential that anyone exposed to asbestos is aware that if their symptoms develop they are entitled to bring a claim forward for compensation. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Raleigh (LPD-1), and you developed breathlessness, fatigue, chest pain or already received an asbestos-related diagnosis, contact us as soon as possible and we will put you in touch with attorneys who can gain you the compensation you deserve.