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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Boy - Jig
Munalbro served both the U. S. Army and Navy.
Freighter:Built in 1916 by the Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, VAChartered by the Army in September 1917Acquired by the Navy 17 September 1918 at Newport News and commissioned USS Munalbro the same dayDecommissioned 21 March 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her ownersRenamed James L. Richards in 1936Scrapped in 1954.
Specifications:Displacement 10,000 t.Length 375'Beam 49'Draft 25'Depth of hold 26' 11"Speed 10 kts.Complement 53Armament: Two 3" mountsPropulsion: One 1,700ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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||Probably photographed soon after completion in 1916 by the Newport News Shipbulding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 65134
||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
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DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center website
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