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USNS Private Sadao S. Munemori (T-AP-190)
USAT Private Sadao S. Munemori (1947 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Victor - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Boulder Victory Class Transport: Laid down, 22 May 1945, as SS Wilson Victory a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 836) at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc, Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, 6 July 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission. 6 August 1946 for conversion to a troop ship
  • Turned over to Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., 6 August 1945, under a General Agency Agreement
  • Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service, 21 August 1946
  • Commissioned USAT Private Sadao S. Munemori, 31 October 1947
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 September 1949, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Delivered by the Maritime Commission to the US Navy, 22 July 1950 and placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Private Sadao S. Munemori (T-AP-190)
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Olympia, WA., 9 October 1952
  • Struck from the Navy List, 6 November 1952
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Zidell Exploration, Inc., Portland, OR. under bid PD-X-849 of 8 December 1969, for $56,002.00, scrapped under MARAD contact MA-4901, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and delivered to Zidell Exploration Inc., 7 January 1970
    Displacement 15,199 t.(fl)
    Length 455' 3"
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29' 2" (max nav)
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement 96
    Troop Accommodations 1,259
    Armament none
    Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp

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    Medal of Honor

    Private Sadao S. Munemori US Army
    Unit - 100th Infantry Battalion, 442d Combat Team
    Place and Date - Near Seravezza, Italy, 5 April 1945
    Entered service at - Los Angeles, Calif.
    Born - Los Angeles, Calif. August 17, 1922
    Died - April 5, 1945
    G.O. No.. 24, 7 March 1946 - Citation: He fought with great gallantry and intrepidity near Seravezza, Italy. When his unit was pinned down by grazing fire from the enemy's strong mountain defense and command of the squad devolved on him with the wounding of its regular leader, he made frontal, l-man attacks through direct fire and knocked out 2 machine guns with grenades Withdrawing under murderous fire and showers of grenades from other enemy emplacements, he had nearly reached a shell crater occupied by 2 of his men when an unexploded grenade bounced on his helmet and rolled toward his helpless comrades. He arose into the withering fire, dived for the missile and smothered its blast with his body. By his swift, supremely heroic action Private Munemori saved 2 of his men at the cost of his own life and did much to clear the path for his company's victorious advance.
    U.S. Army History
    Bill Gonyo
    Private Sadao S. Munemori 174k Post card image of USNS Sadao S. Munemori (T-AP-190) entering port loaded with US Army personal, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo by "Boersig".
    Tommy Trampp
    Private Sadao S. Munemori 138k USNS Sadao S. Munemori (T-AP-190) entering the port of Vancouver B.C., 18 May 1952.
    City of Vancouver Archives, Photo No. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-7881, by Walter E Frost.
    Mike Green

    USNS Private Sadao S. Munemori (T-AP-190)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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