• Also Known As: Liberty Ship JEREMIAH O'BRIEN

  • Hours: Open every day for tours, except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and when cruising.
  • Phone: (415) 544-0100
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Vehicle
  • Vehicle Type: Boat
  • Available for private functions

The SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN is an unaltered, historically accurate, fully functional cargo 'Liberty' ship built during WWII. The O'BRIEN made multiple crossings of the Atlantic as part of the war effort and supplied personnel and materials across the English Channel during the D-Day invasion of the Normandy Beaches in France. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1941/00/00 Gibbs and Cox Naval Architect Standard plans devised for Liberty Cargo Ships
1943/06/00 New England Shipbuilding Corp. Architect Built in South Portland, Maine
1943/06/00 O'Brien enters service to ferry supplies across the Atlantic Battle of the Atlantic
1944/06/06 O'Brien makes 11 crossings of the English Channel brings personnel and supplies to Normandy beaches D Day: Operation Neptune

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Particulars for SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Vehicle Type Boat
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Ship Class Liberty Ship
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Naval Facility
Owner Private
Boat Type Ship
Area of Significance Transportation
Sight Category Vehicle
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 7th June 1978

Registry Name: SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN National Historic Landmark
Registry Address: Pier 3, Fort Mason Center
Registry Number: 78003405
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Private
Architect: New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Liberty Ship
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Commerce, Engineering, Military, Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Significant Year: 1943, 1946
Historic Function: Transportation, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Naval facility, Water-related
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

Creative Works »

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