San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
S.S. Lane Victory
—Port of Los Angeles —
March: Lane Victory is named for the former slave, Isaac Lane, founder of Lane College, in Jackson, Tennessee. The Victory Ship was one of a class of cargo ships designed and built during World War II by the United States Maritime Commission.
June: Sea Trials completed.
June 27: The Lane Victory delivered to the American President Lines by the War Shipping Administration.
July 2: Lane Victory begins her first assignment, World War II.
October 8: Second war supply voyage began.
February 27: Second voyage ended. Changed from war ship carrying war material, to one carrying humanitarian aid after World War II.
March: Lane Victory charted by American President Lines for delivering the Marshall Plan Aid to Europe.
Panel 2 :
May 11: Lane Victory laid up at Suisan Bay, California, the Navy’s formal storage yard
October: Lane Victory sailed her first trip in the Korean War
December 5: The Lane Victory rescued over 7,000 Korean men, women and children
October 10: Lane Victory laid up at Suisan Bay, California
September: Lane Victory
February 17: Lane Victory is laid up at Suisan Bay, California.
October 18: President Ronald Reagan signed a Bill conveying the Lane Victory to the U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (USMMV), saving her for future generations.
Panel 4 :
June 7: Purchased by the USMMV WWII
June 12: The Lane Victory arrived in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor, USMMV volunteers begin the ship restoration.
December 14: The Lane Victory recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
The landmark S.S. Lane Victory houses two museums, conducts Coast Guard testing and hosts annual cruises to Catalina Island. It also has been used on television and in feature films.
National Historic Landmark
This vessel possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States of America
Erected 1990 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 33° 44.923′ N, 118° 16.438′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Pier 94 east of the Catalina Air-Sea Terminal Heliport. Touch for map. Pier 94 is accessible from I-110 and I-710 via the Seaside Freeway (State Rte. 47), west of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, using the off-ramp to Swinford St. and the Catalina Air-Sea Terminal Heliport. Marker is in this post office area: San Pedro CA 90733, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S.S. Catalina (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); USS Iowa (BB-61) (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fishing Industry Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harry Bridges Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); U.S.S. Los Angeles (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor (approx. ¾ mile away); American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
Also see . . .
1. HNSA: Lane Victory. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. S.S. Lane Victory. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. WWII U.S. Navy Armed Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Autobiography of Isaac Lane. (Submitted on December 24, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,587 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 24, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.