USS Suffolk County (LST-1173) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Suffolk County (LST-1173) was a De Soto County-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during the late 1950s. The ship was designed under project SCB 119 and laid down on 17 July 1955 by the Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts; launched on 5 September 1956; sponsored by Mrs. Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.; and commissioned on 15 August 1957 with Lieutenant Commander James E. Brown in command. On 31 March 1999, the ship was sold to Transforma Marine of Brownsville, Texas for scrapping. If you or a loved one served onboard the USS Suffolk County (LST-1173) and developed an asbestos-related disease, please contact our office as soon as possible and we will gladly direct you to the nearest VA office or medical center in your state so that you can receive the care you deserve, and also put you in touch with the right attorneys that may be able to get you the compensation you deserve from companies that manufactured and supplied dangerous asbestos-containing products to the Navy.

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Shipmates on USS Suffolk County (LST-1173)