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  S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
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  • S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien - San Francisco
      S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
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  • S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien - San Francisco
  • 20mm Oerlikon AA gun on Jeremiah O'Brien - San Francisco
      20mm Oerlikon AA gun on Jeremiah O'Brien
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This is a surviving, restored Liberty Ship, one of the transports which the US churned out in huge numbers during WWII. These ships, a modified version of a British design, were made in many places but the centre of their construction was the complex of shipyards around the San Francisco Bay, including the Kaiser yards across the Bay in Richmond. This one, however, was built in Maine. I believe that this is the last active vessel that took part in the D-Day landings at Normandy in 1944 and its engine room, with a rare operating reciprocating triple expansion engine, was used for the scenes of the engine room in the film "Titanic" from 1997.

The ship is still fitted with guns and one of these visitors can sit at and traverse.

There are tours daily from 9-4 and sometimes they sell tickets to take cruises on it around the Bay Area.

Address: Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Directions: She is at Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf, near the NE corner of San Francisco. This is at the foot of Taylor St (running N-S), where the Embarcadero ends. The Pier #s get higher as one goes north and west from the Ferry Building. The office is at Pier 23.
Phone: 415-544-0100
Website: http://www.ssjeremiahobrien.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 22, 2007
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