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Munplace (ID 2346)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - Watch - Rush

Freighter:

  • Built in 1916 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD
  • Delivered 9 May 1916
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 August 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 15 February 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Scrapped in 1939 at Baltimore, MD.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,345 t.
  • Length 328' 6"
  • Beam 46' 2"
  • Draft 21' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 93
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: One 2,100ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Munplace 76k Photographed by W. J. Groeninger of Baltimore, Maryland, probably around the time that the ship was completed at Sparrows Point, Maryland, by the Maryland Steel Company.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65136
    Robert Hurst
    Munplace 128k This photo may have been taken around the time of her inspection by the Third Naval District on 18 February 1918. The ship had two 3'/50 guns, one of which is clearly visible on the bow.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105276

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