"Victory ships were a bigger, complicated ship." — Reverend Ross Hidy, pastor

"Victory ships were a bigger, complicated ship." — Reverend Ross Hidy, pastor (HM1SCN)

Location: Richmond, CA 94804 Contra Costa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 54.312', W 122° 21.914'

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S.S. Red Oak Victory

The S.S. Red Oak Victory is an example of the enormous scale of work completed by ordinary men and women to help the war effort. Constructed in eight-seven days, the S.S. Red Oak Victory was one of ten Victory ships commissioned by the United States Navy as ammunition and cargo carriers during World War II.
The S.S. Red Oak Victory was named for Red Oak, Iowa — the town that lost more of its men, per capita, than any other community in the United States. On a single day - March 6, 1943 - more than 100 telegrams arrived in Red Oak informing families throughout the community of soldiers missing in action.
S.S. Red Oak Victory Specifications

Cruising Speed — 16 knots
Fuel Oil Capacity — 802,767 gallons
Deadweight — 10,759 long tons
Lightweight — 4,451 long tons
Displacement — 15,210 long tons
Breadth (Molded) — 62 feet
Length (Overall) — 455 feet - 3 inches
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 555802 N 4195486
Decimal Degrees37.90520000, -122.36523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 54.312', W 122° 21.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 54' 18.72" N, 122° 21' 54.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 510
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Shipyard 3 Trail, Richmond CA 94804, US
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