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Naval ship help
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steve19438    Posted 10-24-2004 at 04:37:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my sisiter-in-law yesterday showed me a photo of the ship her father was stationed on. she said the name of the ship is/was Victoria and it had the number 53 on it's bow. the ship looked old, maybe from 20's or 30's. i have been doing a search and have come up with squat. anyone know of a site for good info/research???

TomH    Posted 10-24-2004 at 06:21:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is she sure it was a US ship? The name sounds more like it would be British, Canadian, or Australian.

Salmoneye    Posted 10-24-2004 at 04:44:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is the only 'US' ship to have ever carried the name 'Victoria' that I can find...

steve19438    Posted 10-24-2004 at 09:49:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]

i found this????

I think you have her...    Posted 10-24-2004 at 17:38:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

T-AK-281 was a Merchant Marine (a 'victory ship')...Not a USN ship...

Nice catch...


Here is the full story of the US name of 'The Victoria'...One of the last two must be the one your are looking for if this womans Father was born after 1900...

ron,ar    Posted 10-24-2004 at 19:54:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
AKA's were US Navy ships during certain times. They are still lsted under the US Navy web page by name, hull number or classification. Most AKA's during WW-2 were manned by merchant marine crews. It is one of those "grey" areas of who had ownership/control. As BUSHIPS listed the AKA281 as a US navy vessel I would have to believe she belonged to the US NAVY at some point in time.
BTW-I once recieved a "scolding" from an official
govt. agency for poking around too much in the US Navy pages:^)

Then again...LOL    Posted 10-24-2004 at 17:41:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
This may be her...


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