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USS MAURY (AGS-16)
A tribute to the Crew Members of the USS MAURY(AGS-16)
during the years of 1968 to 1970.

Great memories and good friends were the greatest experience of my days aboard her.

If you have a moment, see if you can recall these days and share with others.

Here is a visual that will bring back a memory of the vessel we served on.

USS MAURY

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"HISTORY"
The USS Maury was originally commissioned the USS RENATE (AKA-36) in August 1945. The RENATE was built in Providence, Rhode Island by the Walsh-Kaiser Shipbuilding Company and was converted to a hydrographic survey ship at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, by the addition of four large sound-boats, a modern drafting room, print shop and photographic laboratory and a helicopter flight deck. On August 1946 she was commissioned USS MAURY (AGS-16).

Upon recommissioning, the MAURY joined the Pacific Fleet to Survey Truk Atoll. In 1948, following a year of inactivation, she began a series of deployments to the Persian Gulf. This operation continued until 1952 when a new series of special survey projects were begun.

In september of 1959, MAURY became the first U.S.Naval ship to enter a Russian port since World War II when she paid a goodwill visit to the Black Sea port of Odessa. In February 1960 the ship's homeport was moved from New York to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Since changing homeports MAURY has spent many a month in various areas of Southeast Asia, South America, the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific performing survey operations as specified by NavOceano, SecNav and treaty obligations. In 1966, 1967 and 1968 MAURY has conducted extensive surveys along the eastern coast of Vietnam.

During the 1967 survey MAURY printed the first multicolored field charts since World War II. For that year's efforts MAURY received the coveted Secretary of the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation.


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