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U.S.S. MAURY

(DD-401)

MAD MARU

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DD-401 USS Maury

USS Maury was built at San Francisco as a 1500-ton Gridley class destroyer. She was commissioned in August 1938, and was put into training exercises and other activities through the early 1940s in the Pacific. She was at sea when the war broke out, but continued to do escort convoys throughout the first 10 months of the war. USS Maury helped with the raids in the Marshalls and Wake, and then the invasions of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in 1942, followed by the Battle of the Eastern Solomons and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

USS Maury was then assigned to a cruiser-destroyer task force through the better part of 1943 before returning to the West Coast for overhauling. In November 1943, she was sent back to the Pacific, helping out in the Marshalls and the Gilberts, as well as many other battles and invasions that took place through early 1945. She helped in the battles of the Marianas, the Philippines, and Leyte Gulf as well as Luzon. At this point, USS Maury was sent to Hawaii and then back to New York via the Panama Canal, where she was decommissioned in October 1945. She was subsequently sold for scrap in June 1946.

DD-401 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1936 - Keel Date: 24 MAR 1936
at Union Plant Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Fr
FEB 1938 - Launch Date: 14 FEB 1938
AUG 1938 - Commissioned: 5 AUG 1938
OCT 1945 - Decommissioned: 19 OCT 1945

DD-401 General Specifications

Class: Gridley class destroyer

Named for: Matthew Fontaine Maury

Complement: 176 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1500 tons

Length: 341 feet 4 inches

Beam: 35 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 36 Knots

Range: 5 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrapping 13 June 1946