The USS Randall (APA-224) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 15, 1944, and launched on November 15, the same year. It was commissioned on December 12, 1944, under Capt. Harold Stevens' command, with the hull number APA-224 and it served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on April 6, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in Volcano Islands, Iwo Jima, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein, San Francisco, Ulithi, Okinawa, Seattle, and Hampton Roads. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1960, and sold for scrapping in 1971 in Delaware.
Naval shipyard workers are at elevated risk for asbestos exposure. Back in the 1940s and '50s, the United States Navy requested asbestos to be used on ships for being highly resistant to fire and corrosion. If you served on board the USS Randall (APA-224) and you are experiencing asbestos-related symptoms, you are entitled to VA benefits and compensation.