Northup Grunman Amphibious Cargo Ships

Newport News Asbestos Exposure

The Newport News Shipyard constructed 5 Amphibious Cargo Ships and repaired or overhauled many more. If you live in or around Newport News and were involved in the construction, repair or overhaul of these Amphibious Cargo Ships, you may have been exposed to asbestos. If you served in the United States Navy and were stationed aboard one of these Amphibious Cargo Ships, you are also at risk for asbestos exposure. The family members of persons exposed to asbestos are also at risk for contracting mesothelioma cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos aboard a Amphibious Cargo Ship at Newport News, contact our mesothelioma attorneys for a free case evaluation.

The following list is just of newly constructed Amphibious Cargo Ships and does not include repairs or overhauls.

Ship Name Launch Date Commision Date Length BeamDisplacement Owner

Charleston (LKA113) Dec 2, 1967 Dec 14, 1968 575'6" 82'0" 18,568 U.S. Navy
Durham (LKA114) Mar 29, 1968 May 24, 1969 575'6" 82'0" 18,426 U.S. Navy
El Paso (LKA117) May 17, 1969 Jan 17, 1970 575'6" 82'0" 18,443 U.S. Navy
Mobile (LKA115) Oct 19, 1968 Sep 20, 1969 575'6" 82'0" 18,392 U.S. Navy
St. Louis (LKA116) Jan 4, 1969 Nov 22, 1969 575'6" 82'0" 18,431 U.S. Navy

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