Photo Courtesy of Brian Clebowicz
Built in 1945, here 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. After years of deterioration in mothballs, it took countless hours of restoration to put her back into her original condition by volunteers of the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II. A nationally recognized historic landmark, the S.S. Lane Victory now serves as a living museum and memorial to the service and sacrifices of all Merchant Marine sailors and Navy Armed Guardsmen. Several times each summer she sails into the past on one of her "Victory At Sea" cruises where "old salts" can reminisce, about adventures past, and younger generations can catch a glimpse of bygone times.
2014 Cruise Dates Have Been Cancelled
"We regret to report that the SS Lane Victory has cancelled the 2014 Cruise Schedule. During our recent sea trials in preparation for our cruises, a number of steam generating tubes in the port boiler failed. Being a 70 year old historic and heroic vessel, repair will require the fabrication of new boiler tubes, installation, testing and trials again. This process is estimated by our contractors to take nearly three months. We invite you visit the SS Lane Victory and tour the ship and museums as she will remain open daily from 9 AM - 4 PM. This untimely repair is costly and your continued support is essential to keep her steaming.