Built by New York Naval Shipyard in 1962, the USS Vancouver was originally constructed using asbestos as an insulator.
USS Vancouver (LPD 2) – Navy Amphibious Transport Dock
Classification: Amphibious Transport Dock
Status: Disposed of by Navy Title Transfer to the Maritime Administration
Launch Date: 9/15/1962
Commission Date: 5/11/1963
Decommission Date: 3/31/1992
Following the Tonkin Gulf Incident, the USS Vancouver carried Marines and supplies to the Western Pacific, bringing three different groups of Marines to the area. She then conducted training exercises and various amphibious missions for the duration of the Vietnam War. She earned 11 battle stars for her service during the Vietnam war.
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.
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