Eridanus (AK-92) was launched 9 April 1943 by Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, California, as SS Luther Burbank; sponsored by Mrs. Luther Burbank; acquired by the Navy 22 April 1943; and commissioned 8 May 1943, Lieutenant Commander F. W. Johnson, USCGR, in command.
She was decommissioned at Baltimore, Maryland, 8 May 1946, and returned to the returned to War Shipping Administration, 15 May 1946, name reverted to SS Luther Burbank. She was then laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet and sold for commercial service in February 1947 to John P. G. Livanos, Athens, and re-flagged Greece and renamed SS Panagiotis. She ran aground at Kunsan, Korea while bound from Baltimore, Maryland, to Inchon with coal, 15 November 1955, and broke in two, 21 November 1955. She was declared a total loss and sold to Far Eastern Marine Transport Co Ltd, Inchon, 18 September 1956. Both parts were refloated, towed to Pusan then to Shimonoseki, Japan. The aft section arrived 18 September 1956, with the name SS Silla. The forepart arrived 21 September 1956. Both parts were then towed to Tokyo where they were rejoined by I.H.I. and lengthened to 449ft, (grt7321) (dwt11000) and she resumed service as SS Silla, flagged South Korean. She was laid up 31 January 1972 at Masan, South Korea. Final Dispensation: sold to local breakers and resumed trading for short period before being scrapped at Masan, September 1972.