American Victory Museum Ship
The popular American Victory Restoration Tours allow visitors to view firsthand the on-going work to restore this icon of America’s merchant maritime might, a functioning, 1940s-era merchant cargo vessel which served during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Visitors experience virtually the entire ship. The developing museum contains photographs of the American Victory and other period merchant ships, U.S. Merchant Marine uniforms, medals and documents, personal recollections of life at sea as well as navigational equipment, hands-on displays and weaponry.
Aboard the American Victory Ship, visitors can come aboard a fully-functioning 1940s era steamship. They experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery and relive history by visiting cavernous three level cargo holds, radio and gyro rooms, hospital, galley, weaponry, steering stations, flying bridge, signaling equipment, wheelhouse, mess halls, engine room, crew cabins, lifeboats and cargo equipment, then gaze upon photographs, uniforms, medals, documents and naval equipment.