USS Maple (1893)

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USS Maple, was a tender built in 1893 at Elizabethport New Jersey and transferred to the US Navy from the U.S. Lighthouse Service on 11 April 1917; then placed in service 1 November 1918.

Assigned to the 5th Naval District, Maple performed patrol duties off Norfolk Virginia until 1 July 1919 when she was returned to the U.S. Lighthouse Service, again under the Department of Commerce. After service as Nichols No. 6, the tender was renamed McLain No. 300 for duty with the McLain Caroline Line, Inc., New York, N.Y., through 1948.