SS Red Oak Victory to host ‘End of WWII Pancake Breakfast’

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Red Oak Victory pic courtesy of the ship

By Kathy Chouteau

Richmond’s favorite WWII Victory ship is set to embark on its next dockside adventure, the “SS Red Oak Victory End of WWII Pancake Breakfast” Sun., Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aside from flipping flapjacks, the Red Oak Victory will be celebrating the 77th anniversary of the end of World War II during an event that will include era-appropriate music by the Lovin’ Harmony Trio, tours of the ship and the opportunity to send radiograms to anywhere in the world from the ship’s radio room.

“Seventy-seven years ago the greatest conflict in the history of the world came to an end and the sailors of USS Red Oak Victory knew they would be coming home,” stated ship reps about the history behind the special event.

That Sunday, the ship’s galley will be serving up fresh pancakes along with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs and mimosas for adults for a small additional fee. Tickets to the breakfast are $15 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under.

Guests can also purchase tickets for a docent-led tour of the Red Oak Victory, but the ship’s crew suggests buying them early since they tend to sell out quickly.

“Red Oak Victory is located in the perfect spot for all around views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area,” said the ship’s crew about its ideal location on the Richmond shoreline at 1337 Canal Boulevard.

To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, click here.