Name commemorating the Puritans of New Engldan.
(ACM–16: dp. 1,300 (f.); l. 189’; b. 37’; dr. 12’; a. 12 k.; cpl. 65; a. 1 20mm.; cl. ACM–11)
Puritan (MMA–16) was originally the Army mineplanter Col. Alfred A. Maybach. Her transfer to the Navy was approved 7 March 1951. Upon transfer she was placed out of commission in reserve as ACM–16, assigned to the San Francisco Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 7 February 1955 she was reclassified as MMA–16 (Minelayer, Auxiliary). She was named Puritan effective I May 1955. She remained out of commission in reserve berthed at Mare Island until struck from the Navy List in 1959.