The USS Red Oak Victory was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship laid down on September 9, 1944, at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, CA. The ship was launched on November 7, the same year, with the hull number AK-235, and served the US Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried 99 people on board and had its main missions in World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. The ship was taken out of Naval Register on July 19, 1946, and finally returned to museum mooring at Richmond in October 2011.
Before the spread of information on the risk of asbestos exposure, many naval ships were equipped with parts or supplies containing asbestos. The mineral fiber was embedded into many essential products, as it was a preferred material for preventing fires at sea, despite the health hazards it subjected service members to. Being diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition can be overwhelming. To explore the prospect of compensation for your exposure to asbestos and ensuing physical suffering, get in touch with us right away.