Chippewa 2

(1920) 1923                                  Chippewa     2                                  1929 (1952)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 282
Launched March 27, 1920
Built for the account of American Ship Building Co., parent company of Detroit Shipbuilding Co., from surplus materials left over after the World War I shipbuilding program ended and to provide continuing employment for the employees of the shipyard, for expected sale to off-Lakes operators.  Independent Steamship Co. established to operate the vessels until they could be sold.

261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 24’2 ½” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 30’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI
251.0 x 43.6 x 22.2, 2309 GT, 1440 NT     US 220783     to:
Independent Steamship Co., Detroit MI (home port Wyandotte MI)

Entered service 1922

Sold March 22, 1927 to Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold 1929 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Hai Gnu (China) 1949 and Hai Er 1950

Scrapped 1952 in Hong Kong



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