USS Munrio (ID-2054)
SS Munrio, probably around the time of her completion in 1916.
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Maryland Steel Company, Sparrows Point, Maryland|
|Acquired:||14 November 1918|
|Commissioned:||14 November 1918|
|Decommissioned:||3 February 1919|
|Fate:||Transferred to United States Shipping Board 3 February 1919 for simultaneous return to owners|
In commercial service as SS Munalbro 1916-1918 and 1919-1937, SS Szent Gellert 1937-1940, SS Carola 1940-1946, SS Mary Louise 1946-1950, SS Maria L. 1950, SS Tropic 1950, and SS Nerina 1950|
Wrecked 25 November 1950
|Tonnage:||3,868 gross tons|
|Displacement:||8,330 tons (normal)|
|Length:||346 ft 6 in (105.61 m)|
|Beam:||48 ft 2 in (14.68 m)|
|Draft:||23 ft (7.0 m) (mean)|
SS Munrio was built as a commercial cargo ship by the Maryland Steel Company at Sparrows Point, Maryland, in 1916, for the Munson Steamship Lines. The U.S. Navy acquired Munrio from Munson on 14 November 1918, assigned her the naval registry Identification Number (Id. No.) 2054, and commissioned her as USS Munrio at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the same day with Lieutenant Commander J. P. Osborne, USNRF, in command.
Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS), Munrio departed Philadelphia with a cargo of 4,207 tons of United States Army supplies for France on 21 November 1918, arriving at Le Havre, France, on 10 December 1918 to unload her cargo. On 25 December 1918 she crossed the English Channel to Plymouth, England. On 27 December 1918 she got underway with a mixed U.S. Army cargo of 2,500 tons for Philadelphia, where she arrived on 12 January 1919.
She returned to mercantile service as SS Munrio, operating under that name until 1937, when she was renamed SS Szent Gellert. She became SS Carola in 1940, SS Mary Louise in 1946 and SS Maria L. in 1950. She underwent two more name changes in 1950, to SS Tropic and then SS Nerina, before her long career came to an end when she was wrecked near Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, on 25 November 1950.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Civilian Ships: S.S. Munrio (American Freighter, 1916) Served as USS Munrio (ID # 2054) in 1918-1919. Later S.S. Szent Gellert, Carola, Mary Louise, Maria L., Tropic, and Nerina.
- NavSource Online NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Munrio (ID 2054)