USS Burns (DD-588)


USS Burns (DD-588)

USS "Burns" (DD-588), a in 07°45' N., 151°20' E., and a trawler before being ordered to track down and dispose of the Japanese submarine chaser No. 24, which was accomplished at 16:55 in 07°24' N., 150°30' E. Six Japanese survivors were rescued.

After the cessation of hostilities "Burns" remained in the Far East on occupation duty until December 1945. During this period she operated in the Yellow Sea supporting the occupation of Korea and China. She departed the Western Pacific 29 December 1945 and arrived at San Francisco 8 January 1946. She then reported to the 19th Fleet for inactivation and was placed out of commission in reserve 25 June 1946 at San Diego.

"Burns" was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register 1 November 1972, and sunk as a target 20 June 1974.

"Burns" received 11 battle stars for her World War II service.

References

External links

* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/588.htm navsource.org: USS "Burns"]
* [http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/destroy/dd588txt.htm hazegray.org: USS "Burns"]


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