Launching of the S.S. Georgetown Victory
Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Incorporated, Baltimore, MD
Georgetown College (1789-1815)
The S.S. Georgetown Victory, named after Georgetown University, was launched from the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyard at Baltimore on April 28, 1945. Entering service near the end of the war, the Georgetown Victory and others like her, were given the happy task of transporting the troops for demobilization. On April 30, 1946, she ran aground off Killard Point, County Down, Ireland. All 1400 men aboard were rescued. Winter storms later separated the wreck into two parts. These sections were finally salvaged in 1951 and consigned to the ship-breakers at Troon.
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