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Munwood (ID 4460)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - Dog - Mike

Munwood served both the U. S. Army and Navy.


Freighter:

  • Built in 1914 by Scotts' Shipbuilding Co., Greenock, England
  • Acquired by the Army in September 1917
  • Transferred to the Navy 16 October 1918
  • Commissioned 26 October 1918 at Baltimore, MD
  • Decommissioned 3 March 1919 at Baltimore and returned to her owners, the Munson Steamship Lines of New York
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 8,516 t.
  • Length 345'
  • Beam 48'
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Munwood 77k Photograph of an artwork, depicting the ship underway at sea, circa 1918-1919.
    Donation of Dennis Swartz, 2005.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103227
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Munwood, a cargo ship, was built in 1914 by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engine Co., Greenock, Scotland; acquired by the Navy from Munson Steamship Lines 16 October 1918; and commissioned at Baltimore 26 October 1918, Lt. Comdr. W. D. L. Gilboy, USNRF, in command.

    Munwood, with an Army cargo, cleared Baltimore for France 29 November 1918. En route she responded to an S O S from the Portuguese steamer Queda, took her in tow to Bermuda, and proceeded on to Quiberon, arriving 10 January 1919. She proceeded to Nantes, where she discharged cargo 20 January. After a delay caused by a collision with the British steamer Baylula, Munwood cleared for Bermuda with mixed cargo, arriving 18 February. She decommissioned at Baltimore 3 March 1919 and was returned to her owner the same day.


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