Volunteers Work to Restore Historic War Ship Built in Richmond

Posted: March 18, 2013  |  By: Rachel de Leon [Richmond Confidential]

The SS Red Oak Victory has a long history of carrying cargo. After being commissioned in 1944, it transported ammunition during three wars. The Richmond Museum Association took ownership of the vessel in 1998, and now the ship is being restored in the same port where she was built: the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards. A group of faithful volunteers is getting the ship prepped to take passengers on cruises across the San Francisco Bay four to six times a year.

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