The USS Tombigbee (AOG-11) was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on October 23, 1942, and launched on November 18, the following year. It was commissioned on July 13, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. A.O. Askland’s command with the hull number AOG-11 and it served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on July 7, 1972. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people on board and had its main missions in Galveston, Ulithi, Guam, Saipan, Ryukyus, Kwajalein, Iwo Jima, and Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to Greece in 1972, where it was renamed Ariadni. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Tombigbee (AOG-11) received 2 battle stars and 11 engagement stars for the Vietnam War service. Breathing in asbestos fibers can be very dangerous to our health. Unfortunately, the US Navy used a lot of this mineral on its ships. It was a valuable commodity back then because it had many qualities suitable for war-ships. If you or a family member served onboard USS Tombigbee (AOG-11) and have been diagnosed with asbestos-related conditions, you may be entitled to compensation and VA benefits.