USS Warrick (AKA-89) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Warrick (AKA-89) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 7, 1944, and launched on May 29, 1944, with the hull number AKA-89. It was commissioned on August 30, 1944, under Comdr. Ernest J. Grey’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1957. It carried a complement of 366 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in San Pedro, San Clemente Island, New Guinea, Philippines, Leyte, Ulithi, Iwo Jima, and Tulagi. On July 1, 1961, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Warrick received 2 battle stars and 1 battle star for the activity during the Korean War. Asbestos exposure can have serious and fatal consequences. For those exposed, the damage is irreversible. Due to latency, the tragic side effects and symptoms may not arise until decades after the exposure. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Warrick (AKA-89), you or your family may seek compensation by filing asbestos-related claims against asbestos trusts.

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Shipmates on USS Warrick (AKA-89)