Ship displacement tonnage (weight of water pushed aside when the ship is floating!)
May 31, 1945
The S.S. Lane Victory was launched at the California Shipbuilding Corp. inLos Angeles, CA
7,009 rescued civilians
7,009 Korean civilians, many of them women and children, embarked the ship to flee the war in December 1950.
467 vessels in 4 years
At CalShip, 40 000 men and women worked under war contracts to produce 467 vessels in 4 years.
FEET IN LENGTH
CalShip Online Exhibit
LIFE AT THE
California Shipbuilding Corporation Shipyard
California Shipbuilding Corporation (Calship) Collection is comprised of 158 copies of the bi-weekly magazine, CalShip Log, for the period September 1, 1941 to September 27, 1945.
Aimed at the employees of CalShip, its purpose was to inform workers of safety rules, policies and procedures and the progress of working for the war effort. The magazine includes a section on employee leisure activities. Also included in this small collection is a copy of the 1942 issue of CalShip Cavalcade, which pictorially details the transition of swampland into the Terminal Island shipyard.
Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.