The USS Tate (AKA-70) was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 22, 1944, and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on November 25, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. William Jordan’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 10, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Davisville, Rhode Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Kauai, Eniwetok, and Ulithi Retto. After decommissioning, the USS Tate was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946, and was sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co. from New York City where it was renamed SS Julia Luckenbach. If you are a Navy veteran who served on the USS Tate (AKA-70) and your health has been affected by a condition provoked by asbestos, you may be devastated and unsure of how to proceed. It is important to know that you have legal rights and might benefit from consulting with an experienced attorney about filing a claim for compensation.