The S.S. Lane Victory is owned and operated by the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (USMMVWWII); a nationwide, tax-exempt, non-profit historical and educational institution. Our mission is threefold:
Educate the public on the importance of the U.S. Merchant Marine service to this nation’s military strength during times of conflict and economic strength during times of peace and promote a stronger U.S. Merchant Marine going into the future.
Improve the scope of recognition for Merchant Marine Veterans, and to assist them in getting up-to-date information regarding benefits and awards due to them.
Maintain the S.S. Lane Victory in a fully-operational and sea-worthy condition so the public can enjoy the ship as she serves in her role as a living memorial and museum highlighting the contributions and sacrifices of the U.S. Merchant Marine Service and U.S. Naval Armed Guard during World War II as well as serving as a platform to inspire and educate future generations of American mariners.
Built in 1945 in Los Angeles, CA, the S.S. Lane Victory served with distinction during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War as well as in times of peace as part of the merchant fleet.
Class: VC2-AP2 Victory Ship
Launched: May 31, 1945
At: California Shipbuilding Corp., Los Angeles, California
Length: 455 feet
Beam: 62 feet
Draft: 28 feet
Displacement: 10,750 tons
Armament: One 5-inch/38 caliber gun; one 3-inch/50 caliber gun, and eight 20 mm guns
S.S. Lane Victory is located at:
San Pedro, CA, 90733
Our Gangway Phone: (310) 519-9188
Our mail address:
U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of WWII
PO Box 629
San Pedro, CA, 90733-0629
David Jones, President
Our business offices are only open Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am until 12 noon.
The Ship is open every day from 9 am to 4 pm for self guided tours.
Office Phone: (310) 519-9545
General Email: [email protected]
Banquets, Meetings, & Events: [email protected]
Social Media Manager: [email protected]
Movie & Television Production: [email protected]
Latitude: 33.715090, Longitude: -118.276217
SS Lane Victory is a National Historic Landmark.