25 December 2007

SS American Victory

Ok, so this is the SS American Victory, a WW2 liberty Ship located right behind the Tampa Aquarium. It was laid down on Mar 30, 1945 at the Wilmington Yard by the CalShip Corp, and was launched on June 20, 1945. It was named for the American University in Wash DC.

Looking across the harbor at some ship repair facilities
One of the life boats
One of the main cargo holds-the purpose behind the ship!

Crew dining area
One of the all purpose self defense guns
lifeboats in their at sea position

Radio room
The flying bridge, where the ship can be commanded from atop the structure
Looking forward from the flying bridge towards the Carnival Cruise ship Inspiration
The main bridge, where the ship is normally controlled
Looking into the engine room

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