A repair job now under way on the steel steamer VICTORY in No. 1 dock of the Ship Owners' plant, Cleveland, is of a very extensive kind. The VICTORY struck half a mile to the southward of Lansing shoal gas buoy, Lake Michigan, Oct. 20, and was docked Oct. 26. It is expected she will be in commission about the 5th inst., notwithstanding the extent of her injuries. The damage extends along the ship's bottom for a length of 270 feet, crossing from starboard strake to bilge, and covering forty plates. Twenty of these plates, 15 feet by 75 inches in size and 5/8 inch thick, were fractured and must be replaced. The other twenty will be rolled and put back. The collision bulkhead and three tank divisions were bent and broken and required new floor plates and frames. It was necessary to renew also one broken girder plate and girder angle. A hole was punched through the tank top, which also required a new plate. Other items were: Renewal of seventy-two 15-inch channels bent and broken with channel 12 feet long, sixty-two channels faired up in place, seventeen bilge frames renewed with 3 by 3-inch angle 7 feet 6 inches long; fifteen futtocks faired up, eighteen girder stiffeners renewed, and 115 channel intercostals taken off, twenty of which were made new. The work was done by the Globe Iron Works Co.
The Marine Review
November 3, 1898
Steam screw VICTORY. U. S. No. 161758. Of 3,774 tons gross; 3,339 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1895. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 387.5 x 48.3 x 22.5 Freight service. Crew of 21. Of 1,500 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904