Jan 8, 2016
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The SS Red Oak Victory ship is closed through at least Jan. 21 after extreme high tidal action last month caused damage to its gangway, where people board and exit the vessel, according to the Richmond Museum of History and a news report.

The museum posted a notice about the closure on its website, and its top official told the Contra Costa Times that repairs are estimated to be completed at earliest by Jan. 21.

The SS Red Oak Victory, located at 1337 Canal Blvd., is the last surviving ship built in the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards during World War II. The ship was set to be scrapped before it was saved and returned to its home in Richmond, where it is being restored and is part of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park.

More on the ship’s history here.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.