Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ships: USS Maury, USS Vanadis, USS Birgit, USS Artemis, USS Hydrus, USS Mellena, USS Troilus, USS Tanner, USS Ostara

9781155611877: Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ships: USS Maury, USS Vanadis, USS Birgit, USS Artemis, USS Hydrus, USS Mellena, USS Troilus, USS Tanner, USS Ostara
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Artemis class attack cargo ship, USS Artemis (AKA-21), USS Athene (AKA-22), USS Aurelia (AKA-23), USS Birgit (AKA-24), USS Circe (AKA-25), USS Corvus (AKA-26), USS Devosa (AKA-27), USS Hydrus (AKA-28), USS Lacerta (AKA-29), USS Lumen (AKA-30), USS Maury (AGS-16), USS Medea (AKA-31), USS Mellena (AKA-32), USS Ostara (AKA-33), USS Polana (AKA-35), USS Roxane (AKA-37), USS Sappho (AKA-38), USS Sarita (AKA-39), USS Scania (AKA-40), USS Selinur (AKA-41), USS Sidonia (AKA-42), USS Sirona (AKA-43), USS Sylvania (AKA-44), USS Tabora (AKA-45), USS Tanner (AGS-15), USS Troilus (AKA-46), USS Turandot (AKA-47), USS Valeria (AKA-48), USS Vanadis (AKA-49), USS Veritas (AKA-50), USS Xenia (AKA-51), USS Zenobia (AKA-52). Excerpt: 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. After completing her fitting-out at Boston, Mass., Renate conducted shakedown training in Chesapeake Bay (13-19 March), after which time she underwent post-shakedown availability at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va.; she ultimately sailed for the Panama Canal Zone on 31 March 1945. After transiting the canal, she arrived at Balboa on 6 April, and sailed thence two days later, bound for Hawaiian waters and steaming independently. Renate reached Pearl Harbor on 21 April, underwent an inspection six days later, and completed discharging cargo on the 29th. Bringing cargo-loading operations to completion on 13 May, Renate embarked 197 enlisted passengers - sailors, marines, and soldiers - and two naval officers for transportation the following day, and sailed for the Marshall Islands. Steaming independently, her men standing daily dawn and dusk alerts, the attack cargo ship crossed the 180th meridian on 18 May, and ultimately reached Eniwetok on the 22nd. Pushing on, bound for the western Carolines, on 5 June, she followed a lone course to Ulithi, arriving on 9 June. Next assigned to convoy UOK-36, Renate got underway for Okinawa on 10 July, dropping anchor in Buckner Bay on the 14th. Interrupting cargo operations to sortie on 19 July to evade a typhoon, she ultimately completed discharging cargo five days later, getting u

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