SS Pachaug Victory

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SS Pachaug Victory
SS Pachaug Victory.jpg
photo is of Bessemer Victory a sister ship to Pachaug Victory
Name SS Pachaug Victory
Owner US War Shipping Administration
Builder Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland
Yard number 01
Launched 13 Oct 1944
Completed 16 Nov 1944
In service 1944
Out of service 1947
Reclassified Cargo ship modified for troop carrying
Fate Scrapped
General characteristics
Type VC2-S-AP2
Tonnage 7,612 tons
Length 455.3' (138.78m)
Beam 62' (18.90m)
Depth 38' (11.58m)
Propulsion steam driven single screw
Speed 15 knots
Capacity 1,500 troops


During WW2 operated in the Pacific Theatre before being transferred to the Ministry of Transport, London (Managed by Furness Withy & Co.). In 1946 was used to transport 1,500 Australian troops for the British Commonwealth Occupying Force to Kure in Japan. One of the 97 Victory ships fitted out as troopcarriers

Laid up by the US Maritime Commission in the James River in 1947, and scrapped in Philadelphia in 1974.

VC2-S-AP2 = Victory ship Cargo 2 = 400-440 feet in length; Steam; AP = Hull design, 2 conversion number

Soldiers carried

Sydney to Kure, Japan 29 March - 13 April 1946