USS Selinur (AKA-41) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Selinur (AKA-41) was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on January 18, 1945, and launched on March 28, the same year. It was commissioned on April 21, 1945, under Comdr. W. F. Babcock’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Manila, Hilo, Midway, Okinawa, and San Francisco. After decommissioning, the USS Selinur was transferred to the Maritime Commission and struck from the Naval Register on May 8, 1946. For decades, asbestos was a wonder-product, showing up in more than 300 products that were part of the shipbuilding process. Long-term exposure and/or inhalation of asbestos fibers can result in pulmonary diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, bronchial cancer, and mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and the USS Selinur (AKA-41) plays a part in your past, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you cover current and future medical bills.

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Shipmates on USS Selinur (AKA-41)