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Mundelta (ID 1301)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Vice - Mike

Mundelta Class Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
  • Delivered to the Munson Line 18 April 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 April 1918
  • Commissioned USS Mundelta (ID 1301), 27 April 1918
  • Decommissioned 11 February 1919 and transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners
  • Sold in 1937 to a British firm based in Shanghai, China and renamed Munlock
  • Seized by the Japanese in 1941 and renamed Rizan Maru
  • Torpedoed and sunk 21 September 1944 by USS Searaven (SS 196).


  • Displacement 10,660 t.
  • Length 385'
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 24' 4"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: Two 4"/40 mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 2,400hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Mundelta 53k The photograph was taken by E. P. Griffith of Newport News, Virginia, probably at the time of the ship's completion by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65133
    Robert Hurst
    Mundelta 99k This photograph may have been taken during an inspection by the Third Naval District in 1917
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105275

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