467 Ships of California Shipbuilding Corporation, Part 1.
Collection:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
Title:
Launching ceremony for Ship 400, S.S. KOLOA VICTORY.
Description:
California Shipbuilding Corporation, Liberty Ship 400, S.S. KOLOA VICTORY is ready to launch. The ship was built as a freighter and after World War II endured name changes, lengthening by 90 feet, and a variety of owners, yet retained its function as a cargo ship. The ship was scrapped at Kaoshing, Taiwan in 1971.
Explanation of Details:
The name Koloa represents the city in Kaua'i County, Hawai'i, famous from 1835 as the first successful sugar plantation in the state.
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