USS Casa Grande

Information about asbestos exposure on the USS Casa Grande

USS Casa Grande (LSD 13) (ex-BAPM 5) - Navy Dock Landing Ship

Classification: Dock Landing Ship

Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling

Fleet: 6th/Atlantic

Launch Date: 4/11/1944
Commission Date: 6/5/1944
Decommission Date: 10/6/1969

The USS Casa Grande sailed between ports in the South Pacific and Philippines during World War II transporting men and landing craft. She received three battle stars for her World War II service. After the war, she participated in several training exercises and provided humanitarian relief to remote parts of the world on several occasions. She was sent to the Ionian Islands to aid victims of earthquakes in 1953. The USS Case Grande helped establish a beach center for medical supplied and provisions to be sent to rescue parties in the mountains. When the started the return trip, she left behind a group of Marines who began rebuilding roads and homes. These Marines and those who served on the USS Casa Grande played a major role in humanitarian services for which the United States Navy has become known in the most remote corners of the earth.

A dock landing ship supports amphibious operations by carrying significant amounts of vehicles, cargo, and landing troops directly onto an unimproved shore. These ships proved extremely useful during the war, however, the end of World War II left the Navy with a huge inventory of amphibious ships, specifically tank landing ships. These ships were scrapped or sunk, and a small amount were preserved for the future. Additionally, many of the dock landing ships were demilitarized and sold to the private sector or used as targets in aquatic nuclear testing after the war. World War II era tank landing ships have become somewhat ubiquitous, and have found a number of novel commercial uses, including operating as small freighters, ferries, and dredges. Crewmembers who sailed aboard tank landing ships brought essential equipment, cargo, goods, and troops to their destination on shore, all the while being exposed to Asbestos.

Anyone who served on a tank landing ship should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.

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