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Munsomo (ID 1607)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Boy - Nan

Freighter:

  • Built in 1916 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD
  • Commissioned USS Munsomo (ID 1607), 26 July 1918 at Baltimore, MD
  • Delivered to the Navy 28 July 1918
  • Decommissioned 4 February 1919 and returned to her owners
  • Sold to Italy in 1938 and renamed Capo Orso
  • Sunk 16 February 1943 by British aircraft of the west coast of Sicily.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,345 t.
  • Length 828' 6"
  • Beam 46' 2"
  • Draft 21' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 2,300hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Munsomo 55k Probably photographed soon after completion
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65130
    Robert Hurst
    Munsomo 100k Photo may have been taken around the time of a 1917 inspection by the Third Naval District
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105276

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