Pan American Victory
In the Panama Canal
December 24, 2009

SS Pan American Victory - Hull Number 746, Class VC2-S-AP2,

Launched April 14, 1945 at Permanente/Kaiser Yard #2  Richmond, California

<>One of the 272 built during WWII, were equipped with a Lenz 6000hp reciprocating steam engine,
the Pan American Victory; Hull Number 746, was scrapped at All Star Metals in April 2010.
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SS Pan American Victory

The SS PAN AMERICAN VICTORY was one of the last Victory Ship left a float. She served gallantly during WWII then was laid up in 1946 in the US Navy Reserve Fleet in Sinsun Bay California 1946-2009. She deserved to be made into a museum ship where people could walk her wood decks and feel the ocean rocking the old ship in her berth. It would have been nice to have saved her for the next generation to see how WWII was won by the US Merchant Navy. Thanks Bill Layton

Notice the guiding canal control tug travels in reverse.