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Photo #  NH 95857:  S.S. Chipchung underway during builder's trials, 23 May 1919

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S.S. Chipchung (American Freighter, 1919)

Chipchung, a 6160 gross ton freighter, was built at Oakland, California, in 1919 by the Moore Shipbuilding Company. She was examined by the Navy for possible acquisition and assigned the registry ID # 3965. Though evaluated as "Valuable for Naval use - good cargo handling gear, large steaming radius and large cargo carrier", by the time of her completion the Navy was rapidly shrinking and she was not taken over.

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Photo #: NH 95857

S.S. Chipchung
(American Freighter, 1919)

Underway during builder's trials on 23 May 1919, probably in San Francisco Bay, California. She was constructed by the Moore Shipbuilding Company of Oakland, California, to United States Shipping Board design 1015.
Chipchung was considered for U.S. Navy acquisition, and given the registry ID # 3965, but was not taken over.

The original photograph is in Record Group 19-LCM in the National Archives.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Related image: The original print for Photo # NH 100858, a view of the freighter Kamesit (Built by Moore Shipbuilding Company in 1918), is mounted on the official data card for S.S. Chipchung. However, the name Kamesit is clearly visible on the ship's stern.

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