USS Shoshone (AKA-65) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Shoshone (AKA-65)

The USS Shoshone (AKA-65) was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 12, 1944, and launched on July 17, the same year. It was commissioned on September 24, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Stanley E. Melville’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Bayonne, Saipan, Okinawa, Ulithi, and Tinian. After decommissioning, the USS Shoshone was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946. Fifteen years later, in 1961, the ship was renamed Hawaiian Trader and it was scrapped in 1971 in Taiwan. Asbestos trust funds - created to compensate victims of exposure and their loved ones - allow victims to file a claim for compensation through the trust instead of suing the company. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Shoshone (AKA-65), you may be entitled to compensation from one or more of the established asbestos trust funds.

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Shipmates on USS Shoshone (AKA-65)