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USS Munalbro
ex-USAT Munalbro

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

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


  • Built in 1916 by the Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, VA
  • Chartered by the Army in September 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 September 1918 at Newport News and commissioned USS Munalbro the same day
  • Decommissioned 21 March 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners
  • Renamed James L. Richards in 1936
  • Scrapped in 1954.


  • Displacement 10,000 t.
  • Length 375'
  • Beam 49'
  • Draft 25'
  • Depth of hold 26' 11"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 53
  • Armament: Two 3" mounts
  • Propulsion: One 1,700ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS Munalbro
    Munalbro 69k Probably photographed soon after completion in 1916 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65134
    Robert Hurst
    USAT Munalbro
    Munalbro 83k At Norfolk, Virginia, in December 1917, probably after receiving her armament at the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 1314
    Robert Hurst

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