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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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