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SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number:
+1 415-544-0100
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Historic World War II ship docked at Pier 45. One of two remaining Liberty...

Historic World War II ship docked at Pier 45. One of two remaining Liberty Class of ships, the Jeremiah made 11 trips from London to Normandy for the D day invasion to supply the war effort and carry troops.

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A Taste of World War II

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a surviving Liberty Ship that is still seaworthy. She is anchored in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco. This ship contributed to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John C
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a surviving Liberty Ship that is still seaworthy. She is anchored in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco. This ship contributed to the invasion of Normandy, and managed to return to the United States only to be slated for disposal. Through dedicated efforts of Navy administrators and public interest, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can still hear my husband's camera taking a large amount of photos! Like being inside a ship in a bottle.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those rare opportunities where any sailor rejoices in being able to show what he or she could only describe what the conditions of their first ships/training ships/ or occasional current ship life is like. With an active engine room and the hustle and bustle of real people making this triple expansion steam piston engine come to... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

During recent visit to San Francisco we checked out the SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Interesting old WWII liberty ship. What made visit invaluable was talking to a sailor who works at museum. This sailor worked on the ship from 1942 till 1959. Told us stories about the ship for over an hour. This 90+ gentleman was fascinating. Hopefully if you visit... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

You tend to forget that not all ships in war are ‘Warships’, the SS-Jeremiah O’Brien is a ‘Liberty’ ship and was a part of the huge logistic effort that went on through WWII. With the help of a pamphlet the Jeremiah O’Brien is a self-guided museum ship with several decks to explore from up top on the ‘Flying Bridge’ to... More 

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Well worth a visit. One of the last sea worthy Liberty Ships of WW2. It is maintained by volunteers in full working order. Who are very helpful and knowledgeable Nearly all areas are accessible. However you must recognise that this is a WW2 ship so you need to be able to walk and climb without assistance. Explanations are accurate. It... More 

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Jordan, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a wonderfully restored Liberty ship from WW II, done entirely by volunteers. This ship still sails under her own power a number of times each year, but is a real treasure to see even when she is not under steam. There is a great museum on board and you can tour the entire ship at your own pace... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

one of the few vessels in this class from WW2. lovingly restored by volunteers. fascinating trip into the past.

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Woodland, California
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien was a Liberty ship transporting supplies to the Allied Forces during WWII. I once visited many years ago, and was able to visit again on a rainy day a couple years ago. I love the historic value that this ship has to offer.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting to take a tour around this WW2 Liberty ship. Able to tour in your own time most parts of this ship which is a memorial to the very brave sailors of WW2

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