From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

In Greek mythology, the son of Hercules.

Displacement 3,960
Length 328'
Beam 50'
Draw 11'2"
Speed 12 k
Complement 246
Armament 2 40mm
Class Fabius

Fabius (ARVA-5) 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 returred to San Diego, where she w as 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.