USS Turandot (AKA-47) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Turandot (AKA-47) was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 29, 1945, and launched on May 20, the same year. It was commissioned on June 18, 1945, under Lt. Comdr. Franklin W. C. Zwicker’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Boston, Hawaiian Islands, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Wake Island, and New Hebrides. After decommissioning, the USS Turandot was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946, and recommissioned as the USS Aeolus in 1955. Although it’s now widely known that exposure to asbestos is dangerous, many Navy veterans worked around this hazardous mineral for years without any understanding of the risks. Navy service members who were exposed to asbestos on the ships they served may be entitled to financial compensation for their medical expenses. In some cases, compensation may be available without need to file a lawsuit or go through a lengthy litigation process.

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Shipmates on USS Turandot (AKA-47)

Paul Knox Starr

John A. McGinty

Robert Herbert Alex

David Remington Clements Jr.