NEWCASTLE VICTORY

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NEWCASTLE VICTORY

Post by Deepol » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:23 am

Built in 1944 and kept the same name and only scrapped in 1992 at Alang. I would assume she was idle for many years.
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Re: NEWCASTLE VICTORY

Post by E28 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:37 pm

She did indeed end her days at Alang, Gujarat, India in 1992.
As with many ships built of this type, it was a comparatively inactive and ultimately wasteful wait for the inevitable.
Laid down on 21 Aug 1944 as a VC2-S-AP2 cargo ship from Permanenta Metals Co Richmond No1 Yard, she hit the water on 17 Oct that year to complete 6 weeks later on 23 Nov.
As AK 233 for the US Navy she was only active for less than 1 year before lay up on 3 July '46 and a doubtful future.
1955 saw her briefly working for the United Fruit Co then in 1956 Newcastle Victory arrived up the James River Virginia to join the 100's of other ships as part of the NDRF.
There was no mobilisation call for her, and that is where she languished.
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Re: NEWCASTLE VICTORY

Post by Deepol » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:39 pm

Quite amazing how so many ships were kept there for so long. I always wonder what the US were expecting if they thought they could possibly use them again.
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Re: NEWCASTLE VICTORY

Post by E28 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:48 pm

Indeed Paul, and for an over view of the current state of play combined with a brief history,
more can be found at,
www.marad.dot.gov
and seek out your preferred links therein.
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Re: NEWCASTLE VICTORY

Post by E28 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:18 pm

The Victory ships were a later and much improved Liberty type.

The following is an excellent link for everyone to see details of where every one of these Victory ships was built.

http://www.usmm.org/victoryard.html

It does not include ship histories, but serves as a good basis for further research.

The links to Red Oak Victory and American Victory are very worthwhile.
This pair are of the trio currently preserved.
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