SS AMERICAN VICTORY


Vessel Type:  VC2-S-AP2
Ship Launching:  May 24, 1945, California Shipyards, Los Angeles, CA,
Length: 455 feet    Beam: 62 feet   Draft: 28 feet, 6 inches

Crew: (World War II complement):
              62 Merchant Marine and U.S.  Armed Guard officers and crew
Armament: (World War II):  [8] 20mm caliber Oerlikon guns
                   [1] 3-inch 50 caliber gun  [1] 5-inch 38 caliber gun

Propultion: [2] Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 525psi 750°
                       [2] Allis Chalmers marine steam turbines, 6,000 horsepower;
                            generate 100 revolutions per minute
Number of Propellers/Size:  [1] 19 feet (diameter)
Maximum Speed: 17 knots   Maximum Cruising Range: 23,500 miles

Named after American University in Washington, D.C.
American Victory
carried cargo in the Pacific until the end of the war,
 when she collected military equipment from Calcutta and Port Said for return to the United States.






           

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SS American Victory
is a Victory ship built during World War II. American Victory was preserved in 1998 to serve as a museum ship in Tampa, Florida. She is the main feature of the American Victory Ship & Museum, also known as the American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship.  ................................................................
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