The United States Navy has announced another vessel will be renamed in order to cut association with its Confederate namesake.
The US Navy will rename the oceanographic survey ship USNS Maury, which was named after Matthew Fontaine Maury.
Maury is considered by many to be one of the foremost pioneers of oceanography in history.
He was a decorated U. S. naval officer for decades until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he refused to fight against his home state and joined the Confederacy.
The USNS Maury will be renamed in honor of Marie Tharp, a 20th century cartographer and oceanographer who first mapped the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
“As the history of our great nation evolves, we must put forth the effort to recognize figures who positively influenced our society,” Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said of the name change…. (Read more)