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Victory ship

The Victory ship was one of a class of cargo ships designed and built during World War II by the United States Maritime Commission[?].

They were an improvement on the Liberty ships that were produced in great numbers, with a higher speed (16.5 knots) and longer range. Some 400 of Victory ships were built starting in 1944, usually with "Victory" in the name.

Many saw postwar conversion and various uses for years afterward.

A couple are now museum ships:



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