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USAT Chippewa


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 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,309 t. gross
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 8.9 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    one propeller, 1,250hp

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