Showing posts with label American Victory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American Victory. Show all posts

Sunday, June 17, 2018

American Victory departed Duluth 06/17/2018

American Victory departed Duluth at 08:00 this morning on it voyage the scrapyard in Turkey.

Friday, May 18, 2018

American Victory takes its first step to the boneyard!

The American Victory was towed to Fraser Shipyard today where it's boom and other equipment will be removed for spare parts. The rest of the boat will be towed to Greece where it will be cut into scrap.

This distinguished boat had a good long life. You can read more about this interesting part of our nautical heritage  HERE.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

American Victory docked in Superior WI, 01/20/2018

The American Victory looks a bit worn out these days, but, still a beautiful boat and a huge part of maritime history.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

American Victory

While the American Victory has not sailed in the past several years, it is still a great ship with a wonderful
nautical heritage. The boat is tied up at Fraser Ship Yard until further notice.

Perhaps an unlucky omen, she was launched on Halloween--October 31, 1942--as the tanker Marquette. She was built by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation's yard in Sparrows Point, Maryland as an oiler for the U.S. Navy. The vessel was commissioned, however, as the USS Neshanic (AO-71), and entered service in April 1943. During her first year, she was involved in several close encounters with both enemy submarines and air attacks on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On June 18, 1944, her luck ran out, as she was hit with a bomb from a Japanese plane while refueling a destroyer. She tied up alongside a sister ship, the Saranac, and some of the Saranac's injured crew (she was also attacked) were treated aboard the Neshanic. The Neshanic was later repaired and was decommissioned in December, 1945.
You can read more about the American Victory over at