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(ScStr: dp. 8,330 (n.); l. 346'6"; b. 48'2"; dr. 23' (mean); s. 12.0 k.; cpl. 60; a. none)

A former name retained.

Munrio, a cargo ship built by Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, Md., in 1916, was acquired by the Navy from the Munson Steamship Lines 14 November 1918; and commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa., the same day, Lt. Comdr. J. P. Osborne, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to NOTS, Munrio departed Philadelphia with a cargo of 4,207 tons of Army supplies for France 21 November, arriving Le Havre 10 December to debark her cargo. On the 25th she crossed the English Channel to Plymouth, England, and 2 days later got underway with a mixed Army cargo of 2,500 tons for Philadelphia, arriving 12 January 1919.

With the Peace Conference for World War I opened at Paris just 6 days after her arrival home, Munrio decommissioned 3 February and was delivered to the USSB the same day for simultaneous return to her owner.