By 1943 the Maritime Commission was planning the production of a number of new types of ships, of which, by far the most important was a fast type of cargo ship - which subsequently became known as the Victory ship. The intention was that these new fast ships would be built in the emergency yards that were then in their stride with the building of Liberty ships. The AP2 had the same dimensions like the AP1, but a 6,000 shp turbine instead of 5,500 shp turbine or Lentz diesel engines planned for the AP1. The basic design of an AP2 called for an single screw vessel of full scantling type, although every effort was made to secure the cubic capacity sufficient for the deadweight involved. The ship had a raked stem and cruiser stern. All Ap2's served as cargo ships by the War Shipping Administration, operated by various Steamship Companies under General Agent Agreement. The only exception were MCV-566 to 545, forming the "Boulder Class" AK-227 to 236 and operated for the Navy. 273 AP2's were built at the four yards involved. After WWII a number of AP2's were sold under the Merchant Sales act of 1946 to U.S.and foreign Companies, and other vessels were laid up in Reserve. The first wave of reactivation came after the outbreak of the Korean war. Some vessels were later transferred for Navy use, others were laid up again. AP2's saw next time of service during the Vietnam war. After Vietnam war again send to the Reserve Fleet, some vessels still lay at Suisun Bay. Drawing shows LANE VICTORY in her WWII configuration.
VMC #: 98 Launched: 15-Apr-44
Shipyard: Oregon Delivered: 7-May-44
Hull #: 1014 Days on Ways: 70
Original Name : Yugoslavia Victory Days in Water: 22
Type: VC2-S-AP3 Total Days: 92
Keel Laid: 5-Feb-44 Disposition: Sold private 1965, scrapped 1971