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SS Red Oak Victory

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Address: 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
Phone Number: 510-237-2933

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Nice Old Ship in the Renovation Process

I visited the U.S.S. Red Oak with a group of teachers while studying the effects of WWII on the homefront. The man who gave our tour was very knowledgeable about the ship although... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I visited the U.S.S. Red Oak with a group of teachers while studying the effects of WWII on the homefront. The man who gave our tour was very knowledgeable about the ship although he never served on a ship himself. He really did his homework. I enjoyed seeing all of the renovations, and it sounds like there are many more... More 

Thank breannj1988
San Jose, CA
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable hour doing the self guided tour as part of a longer day seeing the ww2 sites in Richmond.

Thank neildean
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Highlights for this guided or self guided tour are the galley with its working original diesel grill and ovens, the radio room which still is operating. Take the guided tour for $5 more and hear lots of stories about this ship built in 1944 and a view of the wonderful engine room. It is being moved to another slip shortly... More 

Thank Mildred F
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the only surviving ship of the 747 that were built in Kaiser's Richmond shipyards during the war. It was launched in 1944, and decommissioned and mothballed in 1946 after the end of the war. She was re-commissioned between 1947 and 1968, and worked as a cargo carrier in the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. Then, in 1968 she was... More 

1 Thank nevertooold53
Minden, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband loves this kinda thing and he had so much fun walking around the ship and talking with the volunteers. We did the self guided tour--took about 1hr--and I was the reader while he looked. I thought it was cool that we could get so far down onto the dock. You can drive right up to the ship. Don't... More 

Thank Katie A
San Francisco
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you like being on a big old ship, this is an easy outing. We were a small group--only 3.Our tour guide was funny, informative and knew his history. I enjoyed it very much.

1 Thank vackar16
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

During our visit to "Rosie the riveter" we had to visit this ship, and I can advise everyone to do the same! What a great place, with lovely volunteers who are more then glad to answer all your questions! You can take a self guided tour through the ship, or a guided tour! Highly recommended!!

1 Thank skydriver332
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You're taken into the inner sanctum of the men who were going so far away, to try and save other men in dire straights in the Pacific theater of WW2. Knowing that they were sitting on tons of ammo, and that they might not return alive themselves. Just 4 life boats, which seem so small, which were just enough to... More 

2 Thank Daytripper095
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We found out about this ship when we visited the Rosie the Riveter site. We almost didn't go, but are really glad we did! This ended up being one of the highlights of our entire trip to San Francisco! This ship costs a few dollars to enter. We had the option of a guided tour or self-guided. We chose the... More 

2 Thank agdwsu
Oakland, California
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Once a month spring through autumn the volunteers who have been restoring the Red Oak Victory ship host a fundraiser pancake breakfast on board. You can find out which Sunday the breakfast is scheduled for by checking their webpage. On other days drive thru Richmond's working port where new cars from Asia are unloaded from giant cargo ships. Then take... More 

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