USS Veritas (AKA-50) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Veritas (AKA-50) was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 26, 1945, and launched on June 16, the same year. It was commissioned on July 19, 1945, under Lt. Comdr. A. S. Brooks’ command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Bermuda, Baltimore, Bayonne, and New York. After decommissioning, the USS Veritas was struck from the Naval Register on April 12, 1946, and transferred to the Maritime Commission on June 29, 1946. Between World War I and the late-1970s, asbestos exposure commonly occurred during work in shipyards, and in-service aboard ships. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Veritas (AKA-50), it is vital to file a claim as soon as possible. Statutes of limitations set a time limit to file a claim, typically about two years after an asbestos-related disease is diagnosed or a victim passes away. However, the statute of limitations varies by state. The victim may have anywhere from 1 to 6 years to file a claim.

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Shipmates on USS Veritas (AKA-50)