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Photo # NH 65132:   S.S. Munaires, which was USS Munaires in 1918-1919

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USS Munaires (ID # 2197), 1918-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Munaires (American Freighter, 1917).

Munaires, a 5095 gross ton freighter, was launched in 1917 at Newport News, Virginia, for the Munson Steamship Line of New York City. When completed in January 1918, she was acquired by the U.S. Navy and placed in commission as USS Munaires (ID # 2197). Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, the ship made five round-trip voyages to France during the rest of 1918. Early in 1919 she steamed to South America with a cargo of coal, returning to the U.S. early in April. Soon after that, Munaires was decommissioned and returned to her owners.

This page features all available views concerning USS Munaires (ID # 2197), and the civilian freighter Munaires of 1917.


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Photo #: NH 65132

S.S. Munaires
(American Freighter, 1917)

Possibly photographed on 7 January 1918, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District.
Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia, for the Munson Steamship Line of New York, this ship was taken over by the U.S. Navy and placed in commission on 14 January 1918 as USS Munaires (ID # 2197). She was returned to her owner, via the U.S. Shipping Board, on 25 April 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: Unknown

USS Munaires
(ID # 2197)

Photographed circa early 1918 with her armament in place but without pattern camouflage.

Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR (Retired), 2009.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

 
Photo #: NH 45768

USS Munaires
(ID # 2197)

At the American Basins, Bordeaux, France, on 2 October 1918.
Note her pattern camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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