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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
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
Laid down, date unknown, as the laker SS Chippewa for the United States Shipping Board (USSB), at Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, MI
Launched, date unknown
Delivered September 1920 to the USSB
Acquired, date unknown, by Chippewa Steamship Co.
Acquired, 26 July 1942, by the War Shipping Administration, as a time charter from the Chippewa Steamship Co.
Assigned, 26 July 1942, to A.H. Bull & Co. under a General Agency Agreement
Assigned, 7 March 1943, to Smith & Johnson under a General Agency Agreement
Allocated, 14 October 1943, to the War Department, Transportation Corps. as a bare bottom charter
Re-delivered, 31 January 1946 to Chippewa Steamship Co. and simultaneously sold to the Chinese government, renamed SS Hai Er, reflagged China
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1954
Displacement 2,309 t. gross
Speed 8.9 kts.
one reciprocating steam engine
one propeller, 1,250hp
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