Burton Island was one of seven Wind class icebreakers built for the US Navy and US Coast Guard. She and Edisto were built for the Navy and later transferred to the Coast Guard, while the others were Coast Guard vessels from the start. Several of the vessels were also loaned to the Soviet Union, and two of the USCG vessels served in the Navy after WWII. Burton Island is probably better known by her later Navy designation, AGB 1, assigned in 1949; or by her Coast Guard designation, WAGB 283, assigned upon her transfer in 1966. She was stricken by the Coast Guard in 1978 and disposed of.
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