USS Seginus (AK-133) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Seginus (AK-133) was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater Class that was commissioned by the U.S. Navy to be used during World War II. The ship was built under a MARCOM contract as the Liberty Ship SS Harry Toulmin in January 1944. Once it was acquired by the Navy, the vessel carried cargo and foodstuffs to Pearl Harbor and then proceeded to shuttle cargo between the West Coast and Hawaii. Once the war was over, the ship was decommissioned and sold into private ownership for commercial use. It remained in service until 1967 when it was scrapped in Shanghai. Asbestos is a fiber that’s known for its heat resistance and insulation properties. It’s also known to be a cancer-causing mineral and highly toxic. Navy veterans who served in World War II and Vietnam War risked asbestos exposure in a number of ways during their service, including in ship’s engine, boiler, engine rooms, while maintaining a ship’s equipment. If you're a Navy veteran and believe you were exposed to asbestos, you may be eligible for VA compensation, treatment, and other benefits.

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Shipmates on USS Seginus (AK-133)

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