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In Greek mythology, the son of Hercules.

(ARVA-5: dp. 3,960, 1. 328', b. 50', dr. 11'2"; s.
12 k.; cpl. 246, a. 2 40 mm.; cl. Fabius)

Fabius (ARVA-6) was launched 11 April 1946 by American Bridge Co., Ambridge, Pa., sponsored by Mrs. W. R. Nichols, and commissioned 7 June 1945, Lieutenant Commander A. Kutz in command.

Fabius arrived at San Diego 28 July 1946 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 28 July 1950, Fabius sailed for the Far East and duty in the Korean War 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.

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