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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