USS Maury (AGS-16)

USS Renate (AKA-36) was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship named after the minor planet 575 Renate. The meaning of the name is unknown. The ship was later renamed USS Maury (AGS-16), after the famous astronomer and hydrographer Matthew Fontaine Maury. She served as a commissioned ship for 24 years and 9 months.

The ship was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 1897) as Renate (AKA-36) on 21 November 1944 at Providence, R.I., by Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc.; launched on 31 January 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Joseph L. Baker; and commissioned at State Pier No.1, Providence, on 28 February 1945, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph F. Wickham, USNR, in command.

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USS Maury (AGS-16) - Service History - Decommissioning
... operations, off the coast of the Republic of Korea, Maurysailed for home ... Decommissioned on 19 December 1969, Maurywas stricken from the Navy List the same day ... Maury(AGS-16 earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation and six battle stars for her service in the Vietnam War ...