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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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The SS Jeremiah O' Brien is now located in the water at Pier 45 as a part of the museum at the Fisherman's Wharf area. The ship built during World War II and named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien. The ship was...More
My friend and I stumbled upon the SS Jeremiah O'Brien while doing a walk/run tour of San Francisco. We ended up spending hours exploring this fascinating ship! The history was interesting and the ship was incredible. Highly recommend a stop on this piece of living...More
This is a very interesting and well worth while visit to see a piece of history. Also the volunteer workers on board are very happy to explain all about the ship and the engines room etc. Very informative.
Look at these ships, touch history right there in the bay. Class of ships built right here during WWII and helped with the economy. Over 2000 boats were built here and only 3 left! There is a submarine on site here too.
Came here with some friends who love history and we all loved it. We spent a lot of time in the museum portion learning about the ship and war. Their museum display is really great and informative and I would highly recommend spending some time...More
These" liberty" ships played such a crucial part in ww2 that it's a shame not more of these exist around the country to remind people how difficult it was to transport mass amounts of people. A national landmark that should be appreciated
It's important, I believe, for everyone no matter what age to explore any of our military ships all across the country. It's in excellent condition as it's still in use but exploring it and understanding history is worth the trip.
The ship is in great condition as they actually take it out a couple of times a year.
It is an interesting insight into the conditions experienced on one of these boats.
It had a lot of steep ladders and boat stairs. I didn’t go...More
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
There are several restrooms aboard the ship, mostly on the deck one level down, near the main lecture hall. Also, for most cruises they put aboard a big selection of porta-potties. Usually these are on the starboard side... More
There are several restrooms aboard the ship, mostly on the deck one level down, near the main lecture hall. Also, for most cruises they put aboard a big selection of porta-potties. Usually these are on the starboard side just forward of the main gangway.
On seating, the main deck has several choices. There are wood-slat benches in various locations, and for most cruises they set up several clusters of folding chairs atop the cargo hatch covers. Below decks, it's mostly folding chairs. Look in the museum (forward) or the main lecture hall where they show movies (midships).
There aren't restrooms on board that I could see and the ship wasn't crowded when we were there. However, the main boat area is full of ropes, ship equipment etc and you had to be careful where you stood and not a lot of... More
There aren't restrooms on board that I could see and the ship wasn't crowded when we were there. However, the main boat area is full of ropes, ship equipment etc and you had to be careful where you stood and not a lot of space for a lot of people. There are benches to sit down on this area though. There are a lot of steps to negotiate so if your 75 year old has mobility issues this might not be the place to go. It is a very interesting ship to see but not great as a viewing platform in my opinion.
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