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''William and Mary Victory'' was part of the series of Victory ships named after educational institutions, in this case the [[College of William and Mary]].  Her design type was VC2-S-AP2/WSAT.  Her Maritime Commission (MCV) hull number was 652 and her shipyard number was 1597.[http://www.usmm.org/victoryard.html|title=Victory Ships by shipyard]  
 
''William and Mary Victory'' was part of the series of Victory ships named after educational institutions, in this case the [[College of William and Mary]].  Her design type was VC2-S-AP2/WSAT.  Her Maritime Commission (MCV) hull number was 652 and her shipyard number was 1597.[http://www.usmm.org/victoryard.html|title=Victory Ships by shipyard]  
  
The ''William and Mary Victory'' was lanched and christened on 20 April, 1945.  Her sponsor was Miss [[Eleanor Harvey]], the retiring president of the [[Women Students' Cooperative Government Association]] at the [[College of William and Mary]] and a member of the class of 1945. Naval Air Corps Lieutenant Robert Eastman, an alumnus of the College, pushed the button that released the ship into the water. Edie Harwood, incoming president of the Women Students' Cooperative Government Association, was Miss Harvey's maid of honor.[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/172]
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The ''William and Mary Victory'' was lanched and christened on 20 April, 1945.  Her sponsor was Miss [[Eleanor Harvey]], the retiring president of the [[Women Students' Cooperative Government Association]] at [[William & Mary]] and a member of the class of 1945. Naval Air Corps Lieutenant Robert Eastman, an alumnus of the College, pushed the button that released the ship into the water. Edie Harwood, incoming president of the Women Students' Cooperative Government Association, was Miss Harvey's maid of honor.[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/172]
  
  
 
== Artifacts ==
 
== Artifacts ==
The [http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrc/1053923211/ christening bottle] for the ''SS William and Mary Victory'' and a commemorative scrapbook, both gifts of Eleanor Harvey Rennie '45, are in the [[Special Collections Research Center]] (SCRC) in [[Swem Library]] at the [[College of William and Mary]]. An American flag that was flown on the ship is also available in the SCRC. The flag was a gift of Capt. James Hassell on May 2, 1946.
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The [http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrc/1053923211/ christening bottle] for the ''SS William and Mary Victory'' and a commemorative scrapbook, both gifts of Eleanor Harvey Rennie '45, are in the [[Special Collections Research Center]] (SCRC) in [[Swem Library]] at [[William & Mary]]. An American flag that was flown on the ship is also available in the SCRC. The flag was a gift of Capt. James Hassell on May 2, 1946.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:50, 9 September 2019

The SS William and Mary, was a Victory ship built during World War II by Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield Shipyard, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland.

Service life

William and Mary Victory was part of the series of Victory ships named after educational institutions, in this case the College of William and Mary. Her design type was VC2-S-AP2/WSAT. Her Maritime Commission (MCV) hull number was 652 and her shipyard number was 1597.Ships by shipyard

The William and Mary Victory was lanched and christened on 20 April, 1945. Her sponsor was Miss Eleanor Harvey, the retiring president of the Women Students' Cooperative Government Association at William & Mary and a member of the class of 1945. Naval Air Corps Lieutenant Robert Eastman, an alumnus of the College, pushed the button that released the ship into the water. Edie Harwood, incoming president of the Women Students' Cooperative Government Association, was Miss Harvey's maid of honor.[1]


Artifacts

The christening bottle for the SS William and Mary Victory and a commemorative scrapbook, both gifts of Eleanor Harvey Rennie '45, are in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) in Swem Library at William & Mary. An American flag that was flown on the ship is also available in the SCRC. The flag was a gift of Capt. James Hassell on May 2, 1946.

References


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