The USS Thuban (AKA-19/LKA-19) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 2, 1943, and launched on April 26, 1943, with the hull number AKA-19. It was commissioned on June 10, 1943, under Comdr. James C. Campbell’s command and served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned in October 1967. It carried a complement of 456 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in the Aleutian and Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein Atoll, Saipan and Leyte, Lingayen, and Iwo Jima. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Thuban received 7 battle stars and 3 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War, adding up to a total of 10 battle stars. If you are a Navy veteran who served on the USS Thuban and your health has been affected by a condition provoked by asbestos, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation. When claims are filed, compensation comes from bankruptcy trusts of asbestos companies created to secure future compensation for victims of exposure.