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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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interesting slice of history

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank SHjellum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wasn’t on our list of things to do while in San fran but we stumbled upon it and loved it. First time ever being on a real war ship and it was awesome. It’s a self led tour so you can go at your own pace. Going down into the massive steam/mechanical room was the high light. You really... More 

Thank chucknasty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This amazing ship is still fully functional and is kept that way by hardworking and helpful volunteers. One of the volunteers spent several minutes showing me around and explaining parts of the water purification system for the steam boiler water supply. A large portion of the ship was accessible. Recommend visiting if you are in the area.

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West Chicago, il
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We like to check out these historical type activities while on vacation. We had no idea what this was, but obviously learned all about the tale of this boat and the amazing people who manned it, restored it and those who keep it maintained now. We were on the boat for about 1.5 hours. Would have liked some people on... More 

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This ship is one of the favorites I've toured so far. Such a gem and she still does cruises! If you saw the movie Titanic, you saw part of the SS Jeremiah O'Brien! Her steam engines were filmed for the making of the movie! What a treasure. With the self-guided tour and informational film at the beginning, this ship gives... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice ship to see and learn, but the ticket to be inside the ship is a little pricey. On a nice day, I think to spend some time outside and observing its beauty should be worth enough the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Designed almost to be expendable,to build them faster than the U-boats could sink them.These ships kept us Brits alive during WW2 and I am eternally grateful. We saw this ship before in 1994 at the Portsmouth D-day fleet review and it was amazing to now be able to go inside.The holds are vast, a fully loaded Jeep seems like a... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

What an experience. The size of this vessel as you approach is truly awesome. To step on board is to step back in time. You can practically visit every room and hold and with clear info signs you do get a feel for what it was like and what was going on , around every corner there's something different. Put... More 

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