S.S. Lane Victory San Pedro Reviews
Visiting a Victory Ship Jun 14, 2013
The S.S. Lane Victory is a World War II Victory Ship on display at the Port of Los Angeles. Victory Ships were emergency cargo ships built towards the close of World War II. They were an improvement upon the previous Liberty Ship design. Lane Victory was built at the Port of Los Angeles and launched in May 1945. Operated by American President Lines, the ship carried cargo and supplies during World II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War and also transported goods to Europe for the Marshall Plan.
The ship has been preserved as a museum ship at its home port. Displays in the two cargo holds review the story of Lane Victory in its various roles and missions and also document the story of the US Merchant Marine in wartime. It was noted that in World War II members of the Merchant Marine suffered a greater casualty rate than members of the armed forces. (One in 26 mariners was killed during World War II.)
Visitors can roam the entire ship to see the decks, bridge, passageways, and cabins. Lane Victory is maintained in operation condition. You may run into working crew members on your exploration!
The ship is taken out for day cruises several times a year and you can ride on it. Lane Victory has also appeared in many movies and TV shows.
The ship was a real surprise and I learned much about the role of the Merchant Marine.
Admission is $5. The ship is closed on Thursdays.
Located at Berth 49 at the end of Miner Street.
Part of the Southern California 2013 travel blog
Part of the list Andy's Greater Los Angeles
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