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Scott, John Edgar: 1947 USAT Thistle

Edgar may have taken this ship to Adak, AK in 1947 since it appears that Adak is in the left background. The photograph was found in Edgar's photo album - and was part of his collection from his time on Adak. (Interestingly, a relative of Regis' sailed on the ship in 1931 when it was named the S.S. Munargo, before it was reconfigured as a hospital ship, and then a USAT. See note below. The S.S. Munargo is pictured elsewhere on this website. )

Laid down, 30 September 1920, as the Passenger/Cargo Liner SS Munargo for the Munson S.S. Co., at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 17 September 1921.
Delivered to Munson S.S. Co., 11 December 1921
Purchased from Munargo Line Co. (Munson S.S. Co.), 27 March 1941, by the US Army at Pier #4 US Army Base Brooklyn, N.Y. for conversion to a troop ship
Acquired by the US Navy from the US Army 6 June 1941
Commissioned USS Munargo (AP-20), 4 June 1941, CDR. Harold F. Ely in command.
Decommissioned, 18 October 1943, at Brooklyn, N.Y. and returned to the War Department
Struck from the Naval Register
Converted for service as a US Army Hospital Ship
Commissioned USAHS Thistle, 15 January 1944
Converted in March 1946 to a US Army Transport ship and redesignated USAT Thistle
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 1 November 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 March 1957, at Astoria, to the Learner Co.
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