Victory and Liberty Ships at California Shipbuilding Corporation's yard at Wilmington, California, United States, 14-26 Apr 1944

Caption   Victory and Liberty Ships at California Shipbuilding Corporation's yard at Wilmington, California, United States, 14-26 Apr 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States War Shipping Agency
Identification Code   4235
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Photos on Same Day 14 Apr 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 26 Jan 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
31 Dec 2008 08:20:47 PM

Press release from the War Shipping Administration, May 20, 1945:


War Shipping Administration
Washington, D.C.

News photo Release No. 76, (#2 of 5).
For Release May 20, 1945.
Your Merchant Marine Has Grown

American merchant shipyards have built four ships for every prewar ship
we had. Our fleet of Liberty, Victory, C-type and other vessels reached
an all-time high of more than 3,500 dry cargo vessels, and more than 900
high-speed tankers.

This huge fleet, in 1944, moved out of the United States more than 72
percent of 78,500,000 tons of cargo shipped. Three percent were carried
by the U.S. armed forces and 24 percent by the combined tonnage of
other United Nations.

Transfer of troops and supplies from Europe to the far Pacific, over sea
lanes ranging from 12,000 to 18,000 miles, will demand maximum
efficiency in the use of our huge fleet under control of the War Shipping
Administration and the United Nation's pool.

--WSA photo 4235
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
31 Dec 2008 08:21:57 PM

The ships that can be identified are:

* SS U.S.S.R. Victory (MC Hull 3) (foreground)
* SS Philippines Victory (MC Hull 5)
* SS Brazil Victory (MC Hull 8)
* SS Mexico Victory (MC Hull 7)
* a Liberty ship, probably SS Martin Johnson (MC Hull 2244)
* Two more Victory ships, another Liberty, and two more Victory ships beyond
3. MistiH says:
9 Apr 2010 10:01:40 AM

Trying to find pictures of SS Jane Addams Liberty, hull 0635

Uncle Vernon was KIA off her decks. Creating a book in his memory.

TIA of any assistance.
4. MistiH says:
9 Apr 2010 10:10:18 AM

for any photos of Jane Addams, please email to: mistiloo59@gmail.com

Thank you
5. Anonymous says:
9 May 2010 11:54:35 AM

A ship was chosen for the purpose being one of the many American Victory VC2-S-AP2 class of freighters that were laid-up. The ship selected had her keel laid on March 19, 1945 when her designation was simply “Hull Number 818.” She was launched on May 3, 1945 and was delivered on May 28, 1945. She was officially named SS Vassar Victory and she obviously had been built at great speed as had so many of the Victory ships at the time, it was like an automated system! Yet as the future proved these were well built and very strong ships indeed!

triying to find pictures of SS VASSAR VICTORY.

Thank you.

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