SS Jeremiah O'Brien - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panorama was taken from the roof of the building next to the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien. It was the best place to take a panorama that showed the whole of the ship. It is unique in that it also shows the San Francisco skyline as well. This area is not open to the public.
SS Jeremiah O'Brien - FURTHER INFORMATION
SS Jeremiah O'Brien - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'SS Jeremiah O'Brien' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
SS Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf is one of two remaining WWII Liberty Ships still active (the other being SS John W. Brown in Baltimore). Fully restored by a volunteer crew, she is open to visitors most days who can tour most areas of the ship including her stern, the midships and her bow.
Launched in Maine in June 1943 in response to the shipping crisis during World War Two, she bears the name of the first captain during America's war of independence from Britain to capture a British ship. She took part in the D-Day landings at Normandy in France and made eleven Channel-crossings and served as a vital supply ship during the war by visiting Ireland, India, Australia, the Philippines, New Guinea and the South American countries of Peru and Chile.
Rescued from moth-balling in 1979 by the National Liberty Ship Memorial volunteer group, she was painstakingly restored and now operates out of Fisherman's Wharf as a living museum and still sea-worthy voyager. In 1994, on her eighth trans-Atlantic voyage, she was the only large ship able to rejoin her former comrades in the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Normandy Invasion, known as Operation Overlord.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
The S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien is docked at Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California.