Sunday, July 28, 2013

SS Lane Victory July, 2013 Cruise

The last time I went out on the Lane Victory was in 2006, so when I got an email notice of the cruise schedule for this year, I ordered two tickets.

My wife has never been out on a ship like this, so I thought she might enjoy it, and she did.

This year's cruise are in remembrance of the Korean War Armistice, and the memeorial services were very nice.

There were two wreaths dropped over the side, one for the US Merchant Marine sailors who gave their lives during WWII, and one for all the Korean War casualties.

The Lane Victory helped evacuate people from Wonsan, where she hauled over SEVEN THOUSAND people, plus her own crew, away in one trip!

And she also evacuated 3800 troops and 1100 vehicles from Hungnam during the Battle of Chosin Resivoir.


kq6ea's 2013_lane_victory_cruise album on Photobucket

3 comments:

  1. Sounds nice, but makes me a little sad: all these "old ships" are now looking like the same vintage as the destroyer on which I served.

    Oh well ... old ship, old sailor. Sigh...

    Still sounds nice, though; glad you had a good time!

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  2. Now that's mega-cool with a side of cool fries.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. The memorial ceremony was very moving.

    One of the Korean speakers was a 75 year old man who had been on the Lane Victory as a child when he was evacuated from Wonsan as a child.

    His mother and father weren't able to be evacuated, and it wasn't until many years later that he found out they had been killed by hostile forces.

    Since their graves are in North Korea, he gave a prayer for Korean reunification, and all the Korean people on board were crying.

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