S.S. Lane Victory, Los Angeles

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SS Lane Victory is an American Victory-class cargo ship used in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. The ship was preserved in 1989 to serve as a museum ship in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, California. As a rare surviving Victory ship, she was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

SS Lane Victory was named after Lane College, which was established as a high school for black youths in 1882 at Jackson, Tennessee by Isaac Lane, a bishop of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America. The school grew into a prominent liberal arts college.
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  • Lane Victory is one of only three surviving Victory ships, and she is a fascinating example of a merchant marine vessel from a different era. For an admission fee of only $7 you can access most...  more »
  • There is a lot of history in the lower deck of this ship docked in San Pedro. It is named after Isaac Lane, an African-American Church planter of the 1880’s. One delightful thing about this ship is...  more »
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  • There is a lot of history in the lower deck of this ship docked in San Pedro. It is named after Isaac Lane, an African-American Church planter of the 1880’s. One delightful thing about this ship is that unlike the Iowa Battleship which moored two miles away, this ship is tied by ropes to the dock. Therefore, it floats and moves with the harbor waves. At first, I thought it was a side effect of some pain medicine I took! However, my fiancé said she felt the ship rocking back and forth too. That made the tour all that more realistic. The down to earth ship’s cook Bobby took a group of us around the ship with great tips about the service of this historic ship museum. We especially liked the conning tower and the inner workings of the ship.  We suggest you call ahead before visiting because this ship still is used for filming special events and civic documentaries just as it was during its heyday as you will learn. A side feature of that area is the weekend free hop on, hop off red bus that takes you through several interesting places around San Pedro.
  • Loved the vast amount of history. Personnel was knowledgeable and provided a personal tour which my grandson, age 6, thoroughly enjoyed as did my husband and I. Great hidden gem. Spread the word and support.

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