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Yesterday's Around the Inner Harbor column left out hours today for "Victory," a 50th-anniversary commemoration of World War II's end sponsored by the Baltimore Maritime Museum. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, you can see free displays of military equipment, World War II re-enactors and other events at Rash Field. The same program begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow, concluding at 2 p.m. with a ceremony and parade in review.

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The Baltimore Maritime Museum -- working with the Navy League's Baltimore council, the Maryland National Guard, the Patriots of Fort McHenry and other organizations -- is sponsoring "Victory," a gala to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war's end. Among the free, public events:

* At 11 a.m. tomorrow, the restored Liberty Ship John W. Brown will dock at HarborView's piers off Key Highway, carrying hundreds of veterans from the Dundalk Marine Terminal. Fireboats and a flyby of World War II aircraft will accompany the ship, which will be open for tours until 6 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

* From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, explore World War II military equipment displays and see re-enactors at Rash Field.

* At 2 p.m. Sunday, a "Victory Ceremony" to celebrate the end of the war will be conducted at Rash Field. Attending will be veterans who served on the submarine Torsk, which sank the last two Japanese craft of the war, and on the Coast Guard cutter Roger B. Taney, which survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Both ships are tourist attractions in the Inner Harbor operated by the Baltimore Maritime Museum. The ceremony will conclude with a parade of color guards, marching units and other participants representing the various armed forces, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Disabled Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Montford Point Marines and 55th Parachute Infantry African-American units. Information: 396-3453.

A colorful, musical Mardi Gras-style parade typical of Trinidad and other Caribbean islands will weave its way up the west side of Baltimore tomorrow to the beat of steel-drum music. It's a xTC highlight of a three-day celebration -- Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza 1995 -- at Druid Hill Park today through Sunday.

Tomorrow's parade begins at noon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and ends at Druid Hill Park. Hours for the festival -- including continual music and a raft of food -- at the park: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, and noon to 10 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Admission: $3. Sponsor: the city's West Indian National Association. Information: Mark Kendal, 366-7161.

The writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Fort McHenry during its annual Defenders' Day program. Fireworks, patriotic music and artillery demonstrations will be featured to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Free. Limited parking. Information: 962-4290.


Tour a new "minehunter" docked at the Inner Harbor's west wall, awaiting commissioning Sept. 16. It's the USS Oriole, a 188-foot, 840-ton ship that will be based in Ingleside, Texas. You can tour the ship free between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Information: 837-4636.

* What's under the harbor? Learn and see during a lecture voyage aboard the Maryland Historical Society's restored skipjack, Minnie V, on Tuesday and Thursday. Donald Shomette, author of "Tidewater Time Capsule: History Beneath the Patuxent," will speak about the wrecks in the Baltimore Harbor. Admission. Information: 685-3750.

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