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USS Renate (AKA-36)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Bravo - Foxtrot
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from left to right top to bottom
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


Contributed by William Beaulieu RD3

Contributed by Al Grazevich

USS Maury (AGS-16)

International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (1 December 1965)
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (8-Vietnam, 1-Quemoy-Matsu, 1-Korea) - Vietnam Service Medal (5) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence, R.I.
  • Launched, 31 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS Renate (AKA-36), 28 February 1945, LCDR. Joseph F. Wickham, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Renate was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins;
    TransDiv Sixty-Five, CAPT. E.C. Rogers USN (18)
  • Following World War II USS Renate was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    2 to 28 September 1945
    19 to 28 October 1945

  • Reclassified Survey Ship and renamed USS Maury (AGS-16), 12 July 1946
  • During the Vietnam War USS Maury participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    8 January to 25 February 1966
    16 March to 8 April 1966
    18 April to 11 May 1966
    3 to 12 June 1966
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    30 April to 20 May 1968
    5 to 30 June 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    12 March to 10 April 1967
    26 April to 29 May 1967
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July 1968
    7 July to 15 August 1968
    26 August to 9 September1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    21 June to 19 July 1967
    3 August to 27 August 1967
     

  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1969
  • Laid up in the Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 26 June 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 August 1973, to National Steel and Metal Co., Terminal Island, CA.
  • USS Maury earned five campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    AKA Specifications:
    Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16' (lim)
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 276
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo capacity 980 DWT
    non-refrigerated 110,000 Cu. ft.
    Boats
    one LCP(L)
    twelve LCVPs
    two LCMs
    Troop Capacity 264
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,540 Bbls
    Diesel 365 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two Westinghouse turbo-electric engines
    two Wickes boilers, 450psi 750°
    Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
    twin propellers, 6,000shp

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    USS Renate (AKA-36)
    Renate 109k USS Renate (AKA-36) underway, date and location unknown.
    A US Navy photo from the "USS Renate Welcome Aboard" brochure, 1945.
    A. Ray Taylor MoMM3/c (T) USS Renate 1945-46
    Renate 53k USS Renate (AKA-36) anchored at Sasebo, Japan, September-October 1945. A. Ray Taylor MoMM3/c (T) USS Renate 1945-46
    Renate 58k USS Renate (AKA-36) moored pierside at Sasebo, Japan, September-October 1945. A. Ray Taylor MoMM3/c (T) USS Renate 1945-46
    USS Maury AGS-16)
    Maury 138k
    Namesake

    Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury USN

    Comdr. Matthew Fontaine Maury, astronomer and hydrographer, was born in Spotsylvania County, Va., 14 January 1806. Appointed Midshipman 1 February 1825, he achieved the rank of Commander 14 September 1855. He was appointed Superintendent of the Department of Charts and Instruments in 1842, and upon the establishment of the Naval Observatory in 1844 became its first Superintendent, holding that position until his resignation in April 1861. During this period he published some of his best known scientific works, and his “Wind and Current Charts,” “Sailing Directions,” and “Physical Geography of the Sea” remain standard. He became world famous as “Pathfinder of the Seas,” the leading oceanographer of history. Following his resignation at the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Navy, in which he attained the rank of Commodore. At the end of the war he occupied the chair of physics at the Virginia Military Institute. He died at Lexington, Va., 1 February 1873.
    Bill Gonyo
    Maury 67k USS Maury (AGS-16) underway in the Persian Gulf, circa September 1949 to May 1952.
    US Navy photo
    Russ Padden
    Maury 31k USS Maury (AGS-16) underway, circa 1950, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Maury 81k USS Maury (AGS-16) and USS Shelldrake (AGS-19) moored pierside, circa 1952-56, place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR USS Maury
    Maury 137k USS Maury (AGS-16) at anchor in the harbor at Monaco in 1952. William Beaulieu RD3 USS Maury
    Maury 117k Overhead view of USS Maury (AGS-16) underway, circa 14 April 1959, location unknown. Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury, courtesy Albert McVicker EN2 USS Maury
    Serrano 102 Maury (AGS-16) with USS Serrano (AGS-24) alongside while moored at New Harbor, Bangkok, Thailand, circa 1963-64. Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury
    Maury 94k USS Maury (AGS-16) off Vietnam, circa 1966-67 Larry Badgett, MM2 USN, 1964-1970 USS Maury
    Maury 88k USS Maury (AGS-16) at anchor off the Mekong Delta in April 1967 with her four 32-ton soundboats lined up alongside. The tall lattice mast over the bridge was fitted in the late 1950s or early 1960s. A helo operates from the platform on the fantail, from which in the late 1940s she operated a Grumman J2F "Duck" seaplane.
    US National Archives RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-91014 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Ramon Jackson and Robert Hurst
    Maury 98k USS Maury (AGS-16)'s Sound Boat GS-16-2 gets underway in rough seas near the Mekong Delta, South Vietnam, circa January to September 1967.
    US Navy photo from the 11 October 1968 of the "NAVOCEANO Bulletin."
    Ramon Jackson
    Maury 77k USS Maury (AGS-16) off the coast of Conson Island , South Vietnam, 1968. Photo by Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury
    Maury 59k USS Maury (AGS-16) at Pearl Harbor, HI. circa 1968, returning from deployment off the coast of South Vietnam. Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury
    Maury 130k USS Maury (AGS-16) at Pearl Harbor, HI. circa 1968, returning from deployment off the coast of South Vietnam. Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury
    Maury 79k USS Maury (AGS-16) moored pierside at Pearl Harbor, HI. circa 1968. Vito Scarpetta, SN USS Maury
    Maury 102k USS Maury (AGS-16) at Pearl Harbor, January 1969
    with USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) moored forward of Maury
    © Richard Leonhardt
    Serrano 369k USS Maury (AGS-16) with USS Serrano (AGS-24) alongside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Terry D. Gann
    Maury 57k USS Maury (AGS-16) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    USS Maury Additional Ships Patches and Plaques
    Maury
    Contributed by
    Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury
    Maury
    Contributed by
    Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury
    Maury
    Contributed by
    Terry D. Gann EM2 USNR Ret. USS Maury
    Maury
    1965 Battle Efficiency E plaque
    Contributed by
    Stan Coats EM1 USS Maury


    For more photos and information about USS Renate (AKA-36 / USS Maury (AGS-16), see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • MARAD Vessel History Data Base
  • USS Maury AGS 16 Association
  • Navy Survey Ships (AGS) Designator Listing
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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