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  Red Oak Victory Website Launched
April 15, 2004
  A new website, http://www.ssredoakvictory.org/, designed by Richmondís premier webmaster, Sincere Design, is now open to describe the restoration of the Red Oak Victory and the many upcoming events open to the public.

Launched on November 9, 1944, and commissioned as the USS Red Oak Victory (AK235), the Red Oak is the only vessel built by the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California that is being restored. This last remaining Boulder Class Victory saw service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and has the distinction of being the only ship operated by both military and civilian personnel during her career.

In 1996, by an Act of Congress, title to the SS Red Oak Victory was conveyed to the Richmond Museum Association. One of the primary goals of the museum is to preserve, restore and develop the Red Oak into a viable asset that can be used, enjoyed and appreciated by the citizens of Richmond and the surrounding Bay Area communities.

No man had a greater influence on the City of Richmond than Henry J. Kaiser. It is important that his accomplishments and contributions to the war effort and community be made know as an example of what committed people can do.

The Richmond Museum of History has undertaken this unique restoration project because one object, a World War II Victory Ship, has brought together the devotion and commitment of volunteers, the wartime accomplishments of a community, and the vision and ingenuity of one man.
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