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S.S. Victorious

Built by Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Sunk 1942
8,424 tons
Single-screw; Steel hull
AKA War Haven, City of Havre, City of Los Angeles, George F. Elliot


The Victorious was laid-down for the British government as War Haven and completed in 1921 under her new name for the U.S. Shipping Board. In 1931 she was acquired by the Baltimore Mail Steamship Co. and was reconstructed, lengthened, and renamed City of Havre. In 1938 she was transferred to the Panama-Pacific Line and renamed City of Los Angeles. The U.S. Navy acquired her in 1940 and she was renamed renamed George F. Elliot. Employed as a transportship, she was sunk in 1942 by a crippled Japanese warplane off Savo Island.

Sources: The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931; The Ships List


For more information ...

Kinghorn "The Atlantic Transport Line 1881 - 1931" McFarland, 2011

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