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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 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
Speed 8.9 kts.
one reciprocating steam engine
one propeller, 1,250hp
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|SS Chippewa under way, date and location unknown.
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MARAD Vessel History Database
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