USS Burias AG-69 Sailor's Censored Mail July 2, 1945 - Mariana Islands

USS Burias AG-69 Sailor's Censored Mail July 2, 1945 - Mariana Islands

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USS Burias AG-69 Sailor's Censored Mail July 2, 1945 - Mariana Islands

Burias conducted shakedown training in Chesapeake Bay. Following a final outfitting at Norfolk, Virginia, she got underway for the Pacific Ocean early in December. After a month-long voyage during which she transited the Panama Canal, the ship arrived at Pearl Harbor on 7 January 1945.

At the Oahu base, she underwent conversion to an electronics repair ship. She completed the conversion within two months and, early in March, received orders to join that portion of Service Squadron (ServRon) 10 stationed at Saipan in the Mariana Islands. There, she spent the remainder of World War II working in conjunction with Hector and Luzon making hull and electronic repairs to warships damaged at Iwo Jima and in the long Okinawa campaign.