Victory Ship Hatch Cover Coffee table
These hacth cover are reclaimed from the old World War two cargo ships called the victory
We have sanded the rough edges and coated these coffee tables with minwax hand rubbed finish and added rustic pine or cedar legs.
Makes a great large sturdy table,
Sizes are 29" by 54"
Own now for just $1100.00
A Liberty ship’s maximum speed was 11 knots, making her easy prey for submarines, so early in 1942, the US War Shipping Administration commissioned a design for a faster, 15-knot ship. Vessels in this new class were to be known as “Victory” ships (officially a VC-2) and were 455 feet in length, slightly longer than Liberty ships, and 62 feet wide. Cross-compound steam turbine engines with double reduction gears were designed to deliver 6,000 or 8,500 horsepower, and could make up to 17 knots, significantly faster than a Liberty. Victory ship profiles would feature a sleek, “raked” bow, a raised forecastle, and a “cruiser” stern, markedly different from a Liberty ship profile.
Victory ships were strengthened to avoid fractures in hull plates and ship sides, a problem which often plagued Liberty ships. Armament for the new ship class was similar to that on Liberty ships, and included one 5-inch stern gun, one 3-inch bow antiaircraft gun and eight 20-mm machine guns at various locations on main, boat and bridge decks for protection from enemy attacks. Victory ships were designed specifically to allow for easy modification after World War II into other types of cargo carriers, special uses and even passenger ships.
For more information on these ships visit http://www.americanvictory.org/ships-story-liberty-vs-victory.asp