USS Munwood (ID-4460)
A painting depicting USS Munwood at sea in late 1918 or early 1919.
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Scotts Shipbuilding and Engine Company, Greenock, Scotland|
|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|
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)|
1 x 5-inch (127-millimeter) gun|
1 x 3-inch (76.2-millimeter) gun
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.