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Munaires (ID 2197)

Mundelta Class Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
  • Launched in November 1917
  • Completed 5 January 1918
  • Delivered to the United States Shipping Board (USSB) 10 January 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 January 1918
  • Commissioned USS Munaires (ID 2197), 14 January 1918
  • Decommissioned 6 January 1919 at New York
  • Returned to her owners 25 April 1919
  • Sold in 1937 to Greece and renamed Pleiades
  • Sold to Japan in 1940 and renamed Tamon Maru No. 6
  • Torpedoed and sunk 28 September 1942 by USS Nautilus (SS 168).


  • Displacement 10,400 t.
  • Length 385'
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 24'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 6"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two oil fired single ended boilers, one 2,400hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS Munaires
    Munaires 117k Possibly photographed on 7 January 1918, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65132
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Munaires (ID 2197)
    Munaires 91k Photographed circa early 1918 with her armament in place but without pattern camouflage
    Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR, (Retired), 2009
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo from Shipscribe
    Robert Hurst
    Munaires 147k At the American Basins, Bordeaux, France, on 2 October 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45768
    Naval Historical Center

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