The SS Middlebury Victory, a Victory-class armed cargo ship was laid down on December 16, 1944, and was christened on March 1, the next year. This 10,600-ton ship was built at the Oregon Shipbuilding yard in 75 days. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 62 merchant marine and 28 US naval armed guards and had its main missions in the Atlantic Ocean. Asbestos exposure was common in the poorly-ventilated boiler rooms and engineering spaces of this ship. The ship sank on January 27, 1947, near Planier Island in the Mediterranean Sea.