USS General H W Butner
The USS Genreal H W Butner was launched at the height of WWII, and was decommissioned in 1960. Many veterans who served on the Navy transport ship were exposed to asbestos.
USS Genreal H W Butner (AP 113) (ex-MC 671) – Navy Transport
Status: Disposed of by MARAD sale
Launch Date: 9/19/1943
Commission Date: 1/11/1944
Decommission Date: 1/28/1960
During World War II, USS General H W Butner ferried troops to and from the Pacific Theater and European Theater. During the Korean War, she transported troops that would participated in important missions, earning her two battle stars for her service.
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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