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USAT Caribqueen

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as the laker SS Lake Giddings for the United States Shipping Board (USSB), at American Ship Building Co., Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered May 1920 to the USSB
  • Sold in 1932, buyer unknown, renamed SS Texas Shipper
  • Re-sold in 1935, buyer unknown, renamed SS West Shipper
  • Re-sold in 1941, to Stockard Steamship Co., renamed SS Caribqueen
  • Acquired, 9 July 1942, by the War Shipping Administration, from Stockard Steamship Co. as a time charter
  • Assigned, 9 July 1942, to Stockard Steamship Co. as a time charter
  • Purchased, 8 July 1943, by the War Shipping Administration
  • Allocated, 8 July 1943, to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • Sold, 12 April 1946, to the government of China, renamed SS Hai Kwei, reflagged Republic of China
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1951
    Displacement 2,592 t. gross
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 8.9 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    one propeller

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