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SS Red Oak Victory turbines and reduction gears

SS Red Oak Victory turbines and reduction gears

Overhead view of the high and low pressure turbines, and reduction gearset of the SS Red Oak Victory.

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Hi martinihenry, Thanks for the photo ... I am sure the membership would enjoy more photos of your ship's engine room ... also, please post some deck shots and a general photo of how she looks now, when you can ... may encourage others to volunteer in her restoration! Snowy
 

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Great set of photos, lovely to see all the engine room shots. Can I also request a bit of history for the vessel and some general deck photos.

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The S.S. Red Oak Victory was a WW II era 'Victory' Ship, built by Permanente Metals Corporation at the Henry Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California. The ship was launched in Novermber of 1944, and saw service during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. 2400 Victory ships were built in total but today, only a handful still exist. Two are in operation, the SS Lane Victory in San Pedro, Califorina, and the SS American Victory in Florida. The ship spent 30 years in the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet. She was due to be scrapped, but intervention by local polititians on behalf of the Richmond Museum of History allowed the ship to be saved. In September of 1998, she returned to Richmond to be restored and operated as museum. The first effort to restore her failed, with very minimal fundraising, and even less tangible progress having occurred. She is still undergoing restoration under the direction of a new manager, and things are looking bright. The ship recently received a $1,000,000 grant, which has gone quite a long way. Our current obstacle is the need for a dry-docking, hull sounding, and general sea-chest and valve rebuilding. This is estimated to cost in excess of $3,000,000!
Have a look at the organization's website for the ship... www.ssredoakvictory.org
I have a ton of pictures at this URL http://www.martinihenry.com/temp/albums/ROV/ROV.html
 

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