As a Victory ship, the SS Lincoln Victory was built in 1944 by the California Shipbuilding Company in Los Angeles. It was commissioned during the same year and served the U.S. Navy throughout World War II along with other 96 Victory ships. The SS Lincoln Victory had two noteworthy Atlantic crossings. During the first, it steamed out of Le Havre, France with 1,535 troops which arrived in Boston, whereas during the second, it departed from Bremerhaven, Germany and brought soldiers to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
Asbestos exposure was prevalent on the SS Lincoln Victory, as over 300 different hazardous products were present aboard. Thereby, everyone who served on it was exposed to a certain extent, which now places veterans at significant risk of developing a terrible disease. The ship was sold to the Netherlands in 1947, which subsequently sold it to Taiwan, and was eventually scuttled in deeper waters in 1972.