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Mundelta (Id.No. 1301)


The Navy retained the name carried by this vessel at the time of her acquisition.

(Id.No. 1301: dp. 10,000 (n.); l. 885'; b. 53'; dr. 24'1"; s. 11.5 k.; cpl. 79; a. 2 4")

Mundelta, a cargo ship built by the Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va., in 1917, was acquired by the Navy from the Munson Steamship Lines 20 April 1918; and commissioned the same day, Lt. Cmdr. Nils A. Nilsen, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to NOTS, Mundelta departed New York City in convoy 8 May, docking Le Havre, France, the 20th to debark Army supplies. On 20 June she steamed for New York to load mixed cargo for another trip to Europe. On her return to the east coast from Bordeaux, France, Mundelta was transferred at New York to the USSB 26 December 1918 and returned to her owners after decommissioning on 11 February 1919.

Published: Thu May 05 23:57:50 EDT 2022