The USS Rockbridge was built in WWII as an attack transport. With asbestos used as an insulator throughout the hull, many veterans who served on her were exposed to asbestos dust.
USS Rockbridge (APA 228) – Navy Attack Transport
Classification: Attack Transport
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
Launch Date: 10/28/1944
Commission Date: 11/18/1944
Decommission Date: 11/29/1968
During World War II, USS Rockbridge shuttled troops back and forth from the United States to Japan. She received one battle star for her service in the Second World War. In the 1950’s she participated in several humanitarian missions, most notably aiding earthquake victims in Greece and flood victims in France.
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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