List of Victory ships

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Victory ships under construction at California Shipbuilding, c. April 1944, are seen in this press photo released by the War Shipping Administration in May 1945.

This is a list of Victory ships. Victory ships were a type of cargo ship which were mass-produced in the United States during World War II.


In the following list, Keel refers to the date of the keel laying, Launch to the launch date, and Delivery to the ship's completion date.

The MC Hull No. is a unique number assigned by the United States Maritime Commission (MC for Maritime Commission).

Gaps in the hull numbers correspond to ships whose contracts were cancelled.[1]


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