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Munrio (ID 2054)

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


  • Built in 1916 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 November 1918 and commissioned USS Munrio (ID 2054) the same day at Philadelphia, PA
  • Decommissioned 3 February 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner
  • Renamed Szent Gellert in 1937
  • Renamed Carola in 1940
  • Renamed Mary Louise in 1946
  • Successively renamed Maria L., Tropic and Nerina in 1950
  • Wrecked 25 November 1950 near Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba.


  • Displacement 8,330 t.
  • Length 346' 6"
  • Beam 48' 2"
  • Draft 23'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 60
  • Propulsion: Two oil fired boilers, one 1,700hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Munrio 75k Photographed on 27 September 1916, probably around the time of her completion at Sparrows Point, Maryland
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65131
    Robert Hurst
    Munrio 67k This photo may have been taken around the time of her inspection by the Third Naval District on 30 November 1917
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105277

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