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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 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
Speed 8.9 kts.
one reciprocating steam engine
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|SS Lake Giddings moored pierside at Boston, MA., 7 November 1925.
|Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
There is no history record available for Caribqueen at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
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