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Maui

 

An island in the south‑central Hawaiian group named for the chief mythological hero of the Polynesians. Maui is credited with snaring the sun, controlling the winds, introducing fire, and fishing up the eastern Pacific island group from the sea.

 

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Commissioned 17 August 1944, Leyte (ARG‑8) (q.v.) was renamed Maui 31 May 1945.