Feb 3, 2016
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The SS Red Oak Victory ship will resume regular hours Thursday, nearly a month after museum officials announced the vessel was closed for repairs due to gangway damage caused by extreme high tides.

We spotted this announcement on the floating museum’s Facebook page. The post included the gorgeous picture above, which we felt was on its own worthy of note. The sunset photo is credited to DS Compositions.

The museum has been closed for repairs since Jan. 5, with the gangway damage reportedly being inflicted by the King tides in late December. An unnamed individual reportedly donated what amounted to the revenue lost during the closure.

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.


  1. Looks more like a sunrise over the Richmond hills than a sunset over the ocean…

    Dave | Mar 1st, 2016

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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.