Re: Hooker Chemical, Tacoma

John Barry

The Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien is home ported in San Francisco. The Victory Ship SS Red Oak Victory is across the bay in Richmond, and the SS Lane Victory is in San Pedro.  The Gulf coast can also claim a preserved Victory ship in the form of SS American Victory in Tampa.  All of these would have carried cargo transloaded from Steam era freight cars.

John Barry
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

On Friday, April 10, 2020, 07:30:31 PM EDT, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

Really Don? 

Try the S,S, Jeremiah O'Brien 😉

There is one on each coast. Indeed each of these ships struggles, because they are now approaching 80 years old, and a ship build in 7 days was never designed to last that long.  Not to mention ANY ship requires significant ongoing investment (def of "boat" - "a hole into the water into which you pour money")

So no, no east/west bias to be seen here.


From: <> on behalf of Donald B. Valentine via <riverman_vt@...>
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 6:13 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Hooker Chemical, Tacoma
     What a shame to cut up the Liberty Ships. I gather there was no interest on the Left Coast to restore one 
as has been done on the East Coast with the John W. Brown out of Baltimore on which crusies are offered or 
even just tours such as on the DDE USS Slater in Albany, NY or the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge, LA. IIRC there
is also a WW II flat top in NYC.

Cordially, Don Valentine

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