TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
The Military Sealift Command Ship Register, published seminannually by Commander, Military Sealift Command (MSC),
Washington, DC 20390, shows the principal characteristics of United States Navy Ships operated by MSC that are
b. A major difference between the victory hull and the C hull is the use of deep tanks in the latter for cargo stowage. As
shown in figures D-1 and D-2, access to the deep tanks in the C2 and C3 hulls is provided through deep-tank hatches
that are large enough to accommodate unit loads of ammunition. However, space in the deep tank of hold number 4 is
restricted greatly by the shaft alley that bisects this hold. Deep tanks aboard the victory hulls are not used for cargo
stowage; and, therefore, the shaft alley presents no obstruction to stowage operations. Figures D-3 and D-4 illustrate the
newer, more common C3 and C4 hulls.
Figure D-1 VC2 (Victory) hull configuration.
Figure D-2. C2 hull configuration.