Ship Facts and Layout

The SS American Victory “By the Numbers”

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

American Victory Ship CAD Drawing Deck Layouts

Layout of the Main and Second decks