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SS American Victory

at the Florida Aquarium
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida , 33602

SS American Victory
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The S.S. American Victory is a World War II Victory ship which is now a working maritime museum. One of several Victory ships due to be scrapped, she was rescued for preservation and arrived at Tampa on 16 September 1999.
The ship was named for after American University in Washington, D.C.

She was built at the California Shipbuilding (Calship) Yard in Los Angeles, California.

Victory is 455 feet long, 62 feet wide, has a draft of 28 feet and weights 7612 tons. Her displacement is 10.750 tons. The ship was equipped with one 5-inch 38 caliber gun, one 3-inch/50 caliber gun and eight 20 mm guns.

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