(ACM-16: dp. 1,300 (f.); l. 189-; b. 37-; dr. 12-; a. 12 k.; cpl. 65; a. 1 20mm.; cl. ACM-11)
Name commemorating the Puritans of New Engldan.
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 1 May 1955. She remained out of commission in reserve berthed at Mare Island until struck from the Navy List in 1959.