The USS Tabora (AKA-45) was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 4, 1945, and launched on May 3, the same year. It was commissioned on May 29, 1945, under Comdr. Olaf C. Erickson’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 29, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, the Philippine Islands, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, Wakayama, and Buckner Bay. After decommissioning, the USS Tabora was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946. Asbestos fibers, when ingested or inhaled, can enter the human body and eventually attack the lining of various organs — especially of the lungs, and heart. If you once served in the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Tabora (AKA-45), and have received an asbestos-related diagnosis, reach out for help to obtain the compensation you deserve for the harm that has been done to you.