USS Telfair (APA-210) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Telfair (APA-210) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 30, 1944, and launched on August 30, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 31, 1944, under Comdr. Lyle O. Armel’s command, with the hull number APA-210 and it served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on October 31, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 532 people on board and had its main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Seattle, Luzon, Yokosuka, and Norfolk. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Telfair (APA-210) received 1 battle star and another 3 battle stars for the Korean activity. Although it had various applications, on Navy ships asbestos was primarily employed as insulation and fire-retardant for piping, boilers, electrical fixtures, and other materials. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Telfair (APA-210), you may still be at risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses, and you should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.

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Shipmates on USS Telfair (APA-210)

William Wallace

Justin C. Converse

Roy B. Gunderson

Edward Matthew Higgins

Robert M. Hill

Gustave Norman Johansen

John Bernard Lakin Jr.

David Erry Levesque Jr.

Carl Lester Meriwether Jr.

Donald George O'hara

William Frank Stefan

Carl Henry Posey

William Kelley Smith