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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 in 1920 by the Independent Steamship Co.
  • Acquired in 1927 by the Pioneer Steamship Co. (Hutchinson & Co., Mgrs.)
  • Acquired in 1929 by the Standard Dredging Co.
  • Acquired in 1942 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
  • Chippewa was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area during World War II
  • Re-delivered, 31 January 1946 to Chippewa Steamship Co. and simultaneously sold to the Chinese government, China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. renamed SS Hai Ngu, reflagged China
  • Acquired in 1956 by a Taiwan shipping, renamed SS Hai Er
  • Final Disposition, scrapped at Hong Kong, date unknown
    Displacement 2,309 t. gross
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 24'
    Speed 8.9 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    one propeller, 1,250hp

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    Chippewa 41k SS Chippewa under way, date and location unknown. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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