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USAT Norindies

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

cargo ship :
  • Laid down in 1920, as the cargo ship SS Lake Furnas for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Saginaw Shipbuilding Co., Saginaw, MI.
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in 1920 to United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1929 to Merchant & Miners Transportation Co., renamed SS Providence
  • Resold in 1941 to North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co., renamed SS Norindies
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, 26 March 1942, at Mobile, AL. as a time charter from North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co.
  • Operated as a time charter to North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co. from 26 March 1942 to 3 August 1943
  • Purchased, 3 August 1943, by the War Shipping Administration from North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co.
  • Allocated to the War Department Transportation Corp. as a bare bottom charter, 3 August 1943, at Seattle, WA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, date unknown, at Shanghai, China
  • Sold, 30 April 1946, to China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., renamed SS Hai Yueh, reflagged Republic of China
  • Final Disposition, scrapped at Taiwan in 1954
    Displacement 2,677 gross tons
    Length 354'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 9.5 kts
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 1,500shp

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    Norindies 43k SS Lake Furnas under way, circa 1920 near her builders yard at Saginaw, MI. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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