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USS Fabius (ARVA-5)

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November - India - Romeo - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Korean Service Medal

Fabius Class Aircraft Repair Ship (Aircraft):
  • Authorized as LST-1093
  • Reclassified as an Aircraft Repair Ship (Aircraft), 8 December 1944
  • Laid down, 8 January 1945, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
  • Launched, 11 April 1945
  • Commissioned, USS Fabius (ARVA-5). 7 June 1945, LCDR. A. Kutz,USN in command
  • Decommissioned, 30 April 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Recommissioned, 28 July 1950
  • During the Korean War USS Fabius participated in the following campaign;

    Korean War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive October 1951
  • Decommissioned, 4 April 1952, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS Fabius received one battle star for service in the Korean War
    Displacement 2,110 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl), 4,100 t.(lim)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Officers - 20
    Enlisted - 225 240
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    twelve 20mm AA guns
    two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 230V A.C.
    two shafts, twin rudders, 1,800shp

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    Fabius 64k USS Fabius (ARVA-5) at Okinawa in October 1945. Fabius arrived in Okinawa waters 10 September 1945 but could not come into port for some days because of a typhoon.
    US Navy photo
    Jeff Burke
    Fabius 33k USS Fabius (ARVA-5) underway, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo from DANFS.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Fabius 136k Aircraft Repair Division One, deployed and in operation at NAF, Yokosuka, Japan, 24 March 1951. This division consisted of USS Aventinus (ARVE-3), foreground, and USS Fabius (ARVA-5)
    US National Archives Photo No. 80-G-440496, RG-80-G. a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection at the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Fabius 89k USS Fabius (ARVA-5) underway circa 1951 during her Korean War service.
    US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 84649 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    85k USS Fabius (ARVA-5) underway, 6 July 1951, in the Kanmon Strait, between Honshu and Kyushu Islands, Japan.
    US National Archives Photos # 80-G-440506, RG-80-G and 80-G-44504, RG-80-G. US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Fabius (ARV(A)-5)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Kutz, Adam, USN7 June 1945 - 30 August 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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