The USS Sheridan (APA-51) was an Ormsby-class attack transport laid down on August 5, 1942, and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on July 31, 1943, under Comdr. John J. Mockrish’s command with the hull number APA-51 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 520 people on board and had its main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Saipan, Tarawa, Leyte, Okinawa, Guam, San Francisco, and Lingayen. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946, and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Sheridan received 6 battle stars. Exposure to asbestos can affect the lungs, leading to problems like the accumulation of fluid in the area around the lung. If you're a veteran and believe you were exposed to asbestos, you don’t have to go through it alone. We can help you learn more about where Navy veterans could’ve been exposed and what legal compensation options could be entitled to.