The USS Uvalde (AKA-88) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 27, 1944, and launched on May 20, 1944, with the hull number AKA-88. It was commissioned on August 18, 1944, under Comdr. William M. McCloy’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned for the first time in 1957. The ship operated in Oakland, San Pedro, California, San Diego, Admiralty Islands, New Guinea, Oro Bay, Philippines, Okinawa and it even participated in the Korean War. It was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Uvalde received 1 battle star and 3 for the activity during the Korean War. Although the use of asbestos in new construction and most new products was banned in this country in the 1970s, it had been in widespread use throughout all military branches, placing many service members at risk of long-term health problems. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Uvalde (AKA-88), you are likely entitled to seek compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.