Stop 1: Victory Ships & Liberty Ships

Liberty Ship Specifications

  • Vessel Type: EC2-S-C1
  • Length: 441’ 6” feet
  • Beam: 57 feet
  • Draft: 27 feet, 9.25” inches
  • Height: 134 feet
  • Engine: Reciprocating, triple-expansion steam engine (Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp, Harrison, New Jersey), 2,500 horsepower
  • Maximum Speed: 11.5 knots
  • Maximum Cruising Range: 23,000 miles
  • Construction Cost (1945 dollars): $ 1.75 million
  • Construction Cost (1999 dollars): $25,600,00(Estimated)
  • Rehabilitation Cost (1992): $ 9 million (Estimated)
  • Displacement: 14, 245 Tons
  • Gross Volume: 7,176 Tons
  • Cargo Space: 562,608 cubic feet(approximate)
  • Number of Propellers/Size: One/18’ feet (diameter)
  • Number of Anchors/Weight: 2 Bower 8410 Lbs, One Steam 3195 pounds
  • Ship Launching: September 7, 1942, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Crew: (World War II complement): 45 Merchant Marine and 41 U.S.  Armed Guard officers and crew
  • Armament: (World War II): 8 20mm caliber Oerlikon guns, Three 3-inch 50 caliber gun, One 5-inch 38 caliber gun


Victory Ship Specifications

  • Vessel Type: VC2-S-AP2
  • Length: 455 feet
  • Beam: 62 feet
  • Draft: 28 feet, 6 inches (summer)
  • Height: 109 feet
  • Engine: 2 Allis Chalmers marine steam turbines, 6,000 horsepower; generate 100 revolutions per minute
  • Maximum Speed: 17 knots
  • Maximum Cruising Range: 23,500 miles
  • Construction Cost (1945 dollars): $ 2.5 million
  • Construction Cost (1999 dollars): $40 million (Estimated)
  • Rehabilitation Cost (1999-2000): $ 2 million (Estimated)
  • Displacement: 10, 750 Tons
  • Gross Volume: 7,612 Tons
  • Hatch Openings: 5 (4- 22 x 24 feet; 1- 22 x 36  feet)
  • Cargo Space: 500,000 cubic feet(approximate)
  • Number of Propellers/Size: One/19 feet (diameter)
  • Number of Anchors/Weight: 4- 2 on either side; two spares/5 tons each
  • Number of Decks: 9
  • Ship Launching: May 24, 1945, California Shipyards, Los Angeles, CA, 1:30 P.M.
  • Crew: (World War II complement): 62 Merchant Marine and U.S.  Armed Guard officers and crew
  • Armament: (World War II): 8 20mm caliber Oerlikon guns, One 3-inch 50 caliber gun, One 5-inch 38 caliber gun

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