The USS Union (AKA-106) was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 27, 1944, and launched on November 23, the same year. It was commissioned the next year on April 25, 1945, under Comdr. Hartwell T. Doughty’s command and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on June 5, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 387 men on board and operated in Norfolk, Hawaii, Honolulu, Guam, and Eniwetok. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1976. For its activity, the ship received 11 battle stars. Asbestos was used in many products such as pumps, boilers, condensers, evaporators, distillers, turbines, deck material, and electrical components for the purpose of insulation, and at the same time, it makes them fire-resistant too. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, it may be possible to pursue a compensation asbestos claim.