The USS Sandoval (APA-194) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 16, 1944, and launched on September 2, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 7, 1944, under Comdr. R. C. Scherrer’s command, with the hull number APA-194 and it served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on March 3, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in the Marianas, Okinawa, San Francisco, Guam, Japan, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, and the Caribbean. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Sandoval (APA-194) received 2 battle stars and another 2 for the Korean service. The people with the heaviest exposure to asbestos are those who worked in asbestos industries such as shipbuilding. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Sandoval (APA-194), it’s in your best interest to get tested on a regular basis which will increase the odds of the condition getting caught while it’s still in its early stages.