USS Renville (APA-227) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Renville (APA-227) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 19, 1944, and launched on October 25, the same year. It was commissioned on November 15, 1944, under Capt. William W. Ball’s command, with the hull number APA-227 and it served the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned on April 23, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Mare Island, Kobe, Oahu, Eniwetok, and Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1976. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Renville received 1 battle star, another 2 for the Korean War, and 4 for the Vietnam War.

If you are having any asbestos exposure related symptoms, difficulty breathing, chest pain, cancer, you are entitled to compensation from the Department of Veteran Affairs. At the time when the USS Renville (APA-227) was on active duty, the US Navy had all the ships built with asbestos, because it was resistant to corrosion and fire.

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Shipmates on USS Renville (APA-227)

Frank W. Ault

Robert Earl Brown

Joe Bill Caesar

Edgar N. Cleves Jr.

Jack Ralph Cockrell

Erwin Anthony Collins

Joseph B. Comiskey III

Herald C. Edmond

Albert Lewis Mountain

Kenneth David Skelton