SS Lane Victory, San Pedro, CA – 18 FEB 2012

Our WWII floating museum, the SS Lane Victory, moved to Berth 46. Todd, Rich, Rob and I decided to attend the reopening to the public of this National Historic Landmark. 

It had been over 10 years since I last visited this museum.
San Pedro acquired this military cargo ship in 1998. It was built in Los Angeles in 1945 and served during WWII, The Korean War and the Vietnam War, as well as in times of peace as part of the merchant fleet. 
Several times a year it makes a one-day cruise, complete with 1940’s role playing enthusiasts. 
They have a large museum below deck.
TW helps out in the Communications Room.
Now I know where the term poop deck came from.
Strange place for this sign!
I call this one: America in the cross-hairs.
The Lane Victory has been in several commercials and movies. The ship’s wakes were used in the 1997 Titanic movie. The engine in the cargo hold was used as the engine for the USS San Pablo in The Sand Pebbles.