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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"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 36 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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||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,
|Robert Hurst and Stan Svec
USS Burias (AG-69)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Aye, William M. USNR||24 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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