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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
  • Acquired in 1926 by Baltimore & Tampa Steamship Co.
  • Acquired in 1926 by New England, New York & Texas Steamship Corp.
  • Acquired in 1927 by Newtex Steamship Corp.
  • Renamed renamed SS Texas Shipper in 1932
  • Acquired in 1934 by McCormick Steamship Co., renamed SS West Shipper
  • Acquired in 1936 by Silverado Steamship Co.
  • Acquired 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.
  • Caribqueen was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area during World War II
  • Sold, 12 April 1946, to the government of China, China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. 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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    Caribqueen 58k SS Lake Giddings moored pierside at Boston, MA., 7 November 1925. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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