The USS Winston (AKA-94/LKA-94) was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 10, 1944, and launched on November 30, with the hull number AKA-94. It was commissioned on January 19, 1944, under Comdr. Morgan C. Wheyland’s command and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on February 1, 1957. The ship operated in Hawaii, Kahoolawe Island, Oahu and it even participated within the Korean and Vietnam War. It was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1976. For the services brought to the country, the USS Winston received 14 battle stars. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that once was extremely valued for its resistance to electrical, chemical or heat damage. The chemical was used in an abundance to insulate ship boilers, turbines, piping, pumps, and wiring, meaning Navy personnel serving in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam all risked daily exposure to asbestos. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Winston (AKA-94/LKA-94), you may qualify to file an asbestos claim to help pay for medical expenses and other costs.