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Burias AG-69


Burias is an island south of Luzon, Philippine Islands.

(AG--69: dp. 5390; 1. 441'6" ; b. 56'11 " ; dr. 23'; s. 12.5 k.
cpl. 181; a. 1 5"; cl. Basilan)

Burias (ARG-13) was reclassified AG-69, 14 March 1944; launched 27 March 1944 by Delta Shipbuilding Co.,
New Orleans, La., under a Maritime Commission contract as Mollie Moore Daris; sponsored by Mrs. Paul F. Jahneke, Sr.; acquired 24 April 1944; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant W. M. Aye, US.NR, in command.

Burias arrived at Pearl Harbor 7 January 1945 and underwent conversion to a repair ship. Between 18 March and 30 October she carried out repair operations at Saipan, Marianas Islands. She served briefly (5-10 November) in Japan before returning to San Francisco 28 November 1945. She proceeded to Bremerton, Wash., and reported for overhaul 3 December. On 11 February she departed for Pearl Harbor where she arrived 21 February 1946 for inactivation. She was decommissioned 9 April 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 15 August 1947.