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USS Burias (AG-69)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Sierra - Tango

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Basilan Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary
  • Planned acquisition as Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship ARG-13
  • Laid down, 11 February 1944, as SS Mollie Moore Davis, a Maritime Commission type (EC-2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2458) at Delta Shipbuilding Corp., New Orleans, LA.
  • Redesignated Miscellaneous Auxiliary, AG-69, 14 March 1944
  • Launched, 27 March 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy, 24 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS Burias (AG-69), 24 April 1944, at Mobile, AL., LT. William M. Aye, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Burias was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Burias was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 9 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 9 April 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
  • Towed to San Francisco in March 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 14 May 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 July 1947
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 November 1970, to Zidell Explorations, Inc., of Portland, OR. (PD-X-940) $60,674.99, removed the same day
    Displacement 5,371 t.(lt) 14,350 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 23'
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 166
    Staff Accommodations
    Officers 13
    Enlisted 733
    Largest Boom Capacity 36 t.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 8,115 Bbls
    Diesel 740 Bbls
    one Albina vertical triple-expansion reciprocating engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    three turbo-drive 150Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    103k USS Burias (AG-69) underway in Mobile Bay, AL., 10 October 1944, after completing conversion for naval service.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-75123 and unnumbered, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Robert Hurst and Stan Svec
    Burias 201k

    USS Burias (AG-69)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officer
    01LT. Aye, William M. USNR24 April 1944 - 9 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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