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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
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
Speed 9.5 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 1,500shp
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||SS Lake Furnas under way, circa 1920 near her builders yard at Saginaw, MI.
||Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
There is no history record for USAT Norindies available at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
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