The USS Botetourt transported cargo and disembarked troops in Japan during WWII. Made using asbestos, many veterans now suffer from mesothelioma. Call 888-362-6890 for a free case evaluation with a lawyer.
USS Botetourt (APA 136) – Navy Attack Transport
Classification: Attack Transport
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
Launch Date: 10/19/1944
Commission Date: 1/31/1945
Decommission Date: 4/27/1956
Throughout World War II, the USS Botetourt transported cargo and disembarked troops in Japan and shuttled troops between Korea and Japan. During the Korean war, she participated in a series of amphibious exercises and troop lifts. She made one cruise to the Mediterranean making stops in France, Greece, Italy, and Algeria. After that, her assignments consisted of landing exercise after landing exercise.
Transport ships were designed to ferry cargo between locations and to provide repair services to damaged vessels. These ships served a similar purpose as cargo ships and tankers. Unfortunately men on attack transports were exposed to asbestos while aboard these vessels. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.
Anyone who served on an attack transport should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
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Asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma lawsuits involving active-duty or retired members of the U.S. military involve additional, complex legal issues and considerations.
At The Gori Law Firm, you’ll find lawyers with extensive experience in military asbestos and mesothelioma cases, and a staff that is highly qualified and specially trained to assist us in handling these difficult cases. We also work diligently to help people living with mesothelioma obtain a trial date within six to nine months from the time their lawsuit is filed.
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