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Fabius (ARVA-5)


In Greek mythology, the son of Hercules.

(ARVA-5: displacement 3,960; length 328'; beam 50'; draft 11'2"; speed 12 knots; complement 245; armament 2 40 millimeter; class Fabius)

Fabius (ARVA-5) was launched 11 April 1945 by American Bridge Co., Ambridge, Pa.; sponsored by Mrs. W. R. Nichols; and commissioned 7 June 1945, Lt. Cmdr. A. Kutz in command.

Fabius arrived at San Diego on  28 July 1945 with passengers from the Canal Zone, and on 7 August sailed for Pearl Harbor, Saipan, and Okinawa. From 17 September to 10 December, she repaired aircraft at Okinawa, then returned to San Diego, where she was decommissioned and placed in reserve 30 August 1946.

Recommissioned on 28 July 1950, Fabius sailed for the Far East and duty in the Korean War on 9 September. She repaired aircraft at Okinawa and various points in Japan, as well as at Pohang, Korea, until 16 October 1951 when she cleared Yokosuka for Long Beach. On 4 April 1952, she was placed out of commission in reserve at San Diego

Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 June 1973, the vessel was disposed of, by Navy sale, on 1 January 1974.

Fabius received one battle star for her service in the Korean War.


Published: Thu Mar 09 15:52:38 EST 2023