A public commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Port Chicago disaster is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, at Shipyard #3 of the historic Kaiser Shipyards, where the S.S. Red Oak Victory Ship is permanently moored. The Red Oak Victory is of the same class of ship lost in the Port Chicago explosion in 1944. In addition to ship tours, the event on July 19 will feature Port Chicago films, and presentations in commemoration of the disaster and its aftermath.
The commemoration is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to board and tour the Red Oak Victory, but the ship is not accessible to people with mobility limitations.
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Sue Fritzke, Deputy Superintendent
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
sue_fritzke [at] nps.gov