The USS Valencia (AKA-81) was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 20, 1944, and launched on July 22, the same year. It was commissioned on January 9, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Rodney A. Blake’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 8, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Hawaii, Panama, Eniwetok, Ulithi, and the Marshalls. After decommissioning, the USS Valencia was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Lykes Lines where it was renamed SS Genevieve Lykes. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma, or asbestosis, or you have lost a loved one to an asbestos-related illness, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for your situation. While monetary compensation cannot alleviate your pain, it will ease the burden of financial concerns. If you believe you might have been exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Valencia (AKA-81), it is essential to understand your legal options so that you can seek compensation for your injuries.