USS Munwood (ID-4460)

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A painting depicting USS Munwood at sea in late 1918 or early 1919.
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Name: USS Munwood
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engine Company, Greenock, Scotland
Completed: 1914
Acquired: 16 October 1918
Commissioned: 26 October 1918
Decommissioned: 3 March 1919
Fate: Returned to owners 3 March 1919
Notes: In commercial service as SS Munwood 1914-1918 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 3,190 gross tons
5,400 deadweight tons
Displacement: 8,516 ton (estimated)
Length: 345 ft (105 m) between perpendiculars
Beam: 48 ft (15 m)
Draft: 22 ft 3.5 in (6.795 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 11.5 knots
Complement: 87
Armament: 1 x 5-inch (127-millimeter) gun
1 x 3-inch (76.2-millimeter) gun

USS Munwood (ID-4460) was a cargo ship that served in the United States Navy from 1918 to 1919.

SS Munwood was built as a commercial cargo ship by the Scotts Shipbuilding and Engine Company at Greenock, Scotland, in 1914. The United States Army acquired her for World War I service in September 1917 from her owner, Munson Steamship Lines of New York City. The U.S. Navy acquired her on 16 October 1918, assigned her the naval registry Identification Number (Id. No.) 4460, and commissioned her at Baltimore, Maryland, as USS Munwood on 26 October 1918 with Lieutenant Commander W. D. L. Gilboy, USNRF, in command.

Munwood loaded a U.S. Army cargo and cleared Baltimore for France on 29 November 1918. En route she responded to a distress call from the Portuguese steamer Queda, took her in tow to Bermuda, and then proceeded on to Quiberon, France, arriving there on 10 January 1919. She proceeded to Nantes, France, where she discharged cargo on 20 January 1919. After a delay caused by a collision with the British steamer Baylula, Munwood cleared Nantes for Bermuda with mixed cargo, arriving there on 18 February 1919. She then proceeded to Baltimore, where she decommissioned on 3 March 1919. She was returned to Munson Steamship Lines the same day.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. (incorrectly identified as USS Munvood in entry)