October 18, 1988 - President Ronald Regan signs H.R. 2032 into law conveying the S.S. Lane Victory to the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II.
December 14, 1991 - S.S. Lane Victory is recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.
September 13, 2000 - 2nd session of the 106th Congress passed resolution 327 recognizing the S.S. Lane Victory as a represenative of the service and sacrifices of the U.S. Merchant Marine to our nation during times of confilct.
H. CON. RES. 327
Whereas throughout the history of the United States, the United States merchant
marine has served the Nation during periods of war;
Whereas vessels of the United States merchant marine fleet, such as the S.S.
LANE VICTORY, provided critical logistical support to the Armed Forces
by carrying equipment, supplies, and personnel necessary to maintain war
Whereas numerous members of the United States merchant marine have died to
secure peace and freedom; and
Whereas at a time when the people of the United States are recognizing the
contributions of the Armed Forces and civilian personnel to the national
security, it is appropriate to recognize the service of the United
States merchant marine: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
That the Congress--
(1) honors the service and sacrifice during periods of war
by members of the United States merchant marine;
(2) recognizes the critical role played by vessels of the
United States merchant marine fleet, such as the S.S. LANE
VICTORY, in transporting equipment, supplies, and personnel
necessary to support war efforts; and
(A) the American people, through appropriate
ceremonies and activities, to recognize and commemorate
the service and sacrifices of the United States
merchant marine; and
(B) all government agencies to take appropriate
steps to commemorate the United States merchant marine.
Passed the House of Representatives September 13, 2000.
October 9, 2007 - S.S. Lane Victory receives a Special Heritage Award from the World Ship Trust.
Memeber of the Historic Naval Ships Association
Add Korean War award.....