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S.S. Lane Victory

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Address: Berth 46 at the End of Harbor / Miner St, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA
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Great museum ship

A piece of history. Really nice preserved for an over 70 year old cargo ship. Almost like a liberty ship just with a stem turbine instead of a steam engine. Loved it. If you like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A piece of history. Really nice preserved for an over 70 year old cargo ship. Almost like a liberty ship just with a stem turbine instead of a steam engine. Loved it. If you like history or old engineering milestones, it is a must visit!

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

S.S. Lane Victory is the last of the WWII Victory-class cargo ships left. It tells the story of how Merchant Mariners and Naval Armed Guards kept the supply lifelines to Europe and the Pacific moving during WWII. The ship is open from the engine room to the bridge. There are two very informative museums located in cargo holds. I was... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I am always happy with an old ship - the people who volunteer are invariably fonts of information and they so much appreciate your interest / which was the case here. I spent at least 90 minutes and could have stayed longer. The merchant marines who served were invaluable to our victory in WWII, and when you consider the casualty... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We loved our tour of the SS Lane Victory. It is a World War II supply ship. These boats sailed the seas during the wars to bring supplys to the frontlines and the military around the world. They were protected by a few guns manned by Navy Gunner's Mates. Most of these shipped were torpedoed and sunk and only a... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

World War II could not have been won if supplies could not have provisioned the armies and navies. Merchant mariners and ships accomplished this mission. The Lane is the last survivor of over 60 AP2 7600grt freighters built in 1944-45 for the war effort. It is a tremendous example of that period technology, a historical artifact. You take a self... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is an awesome museum and if you are interested in WW2 or Naval history, this is a must-see. The S.S. Lane Victory is the last and only example of the 4000+ Victory-class merchant marine ships from WW2. If you are a WW2 history buff, you must visit this ship. The ship's holds contain many artifacts from the era and... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

We visited the SS Lane Victory in the Port of Los Angeles. The SS Lane was built in the LA area in 1945 (World War II). The SS Lane Victory served during World War II, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War as well as in times of peace as part of the merchant fleet. There is an interesting museum... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

It's a nice museum ship and the efforts of the Merchant marines who delivered supplies on these victory ships is portrayed in a wonderful way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are into ships, military ones, than this is the place to go. I have been reading "Destroyermen" series, and it was hard to picture living on a ship. This ship had it all and i could feel and relate to my book much better. Its huge! Kids would get a little bored, but the turrets and missile launchers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Lane Victory is the only sailable WW2 supply ship in operation. It was used to supply the allies (Great Britain) during World War 2. It is manned and outfitted completely by volunteers (always in demand) and has a great museum with newspaper articles from that period. Every person (in particular the young) should take a tour of this extremely... More 

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