The USS Trousdale (AKA-79) was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 22, 1944, and launched on July 3, the same year. It was commissioned on December 21, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. William J. Lane’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 29, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Bayonne, Hawaii, Panama, Marshall Islands, Ulithi, and Okinawa. After decommissioning, the USS Trousdale was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Waterman Steamship Corporation where it was renamed SS Lafayette. Prolonged exposure to asbestos has been determined to be a substantial contributing factor in the development of lung cancer. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Trousdale (AKA-79), you should go and visit your doctor immediately. If you were exposed to asbestos and developed lung cancer, you may be entitled to asbestos compensation, even if you smoked. Asbestos trust funds have been established and funded by various companies to cover the asbestos-related injuries suffered by victims.