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Munindies (ID 2093)

Munindies call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Fox - George

Elena R. call sign (1937):
Sail - Victor - Victor - King

Mundelta Class Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
  • Launched 17 October 1917
  • Delivered to the Munson Line 7 December 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 December 1917 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 24 July 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners
  • Sold in 1937 to the Roussos Co. of Greece and renamed Elena R.
  • Mined 22 November 1939 in a mine field laid by the German submarine U-26 off the Shambles Lightship near Portland, England, while on a voyage from Rosario, Argentina to Antwerp, Belgium with grain.


  • Displacement 10,400 t.
  • Length 385'
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 24'
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: One 4"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 2,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Munindies 145k Photo from Robert Hurst
    SS Elena R.
    Munindies 63k Photo from Robert Hurst

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