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SS Jeremiah O'Brien

Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-544-0100
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surviving liberty ship that saw action on D-Day and is still in sailing condition is a sight not to be missed for anyone with an interest in naval history. The exhibitions on board bring the wider context of WWII and the Normandy invasion to...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jeremiah O'Brien is a fascinating piece of living history. Allow yourself 2 + hours to fully explore the ship and you will be rewarded with a rich experience. I spent an hour in the engine room alone, looking around and talking with a very...More

Thank ChowHound2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is immaculate in many ways and you can stroll and conduct your visit at your own pace. Not many seem to visit it as it’s a bit off the track when you visit Pier 39 and the like But it’s a must see....More

Thank rkmanchi
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Interesting way to spend a few hours, if you have an interest in marine history. I found it educational. My wife and adult daughter, did not. Lots of steps and ladders.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Not so famous piece of WWII history. These vessels were the lifeline for the crucial supplies needed in the war effort. I was in the merchant navy and feel it sad that we have turned this service over to foreign powers. I digress. The exhibit...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The importance of such boats and their crews in the 20th century cannot be underestimated. To think these vessels we're built in just 6 months is staggering (and we can debate the marginal gains made on modern vessels and their associated cost and build time)....More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 29 July 2017

What a great self tour we had. Great to see inside such a huge ship and learn about its history. Loved the information areas and being able to clambour around the decks and up to the gun areas. Chap at kiosk where we purchased ticket...More

Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Self-guided tour of the ONLY Liberty cargo ship that returned from Normandy during WWII. There are recorded messages that provide information in several areas of the ship with the push of a button. I found that interesting so that visitors can go at their own...More

1  Thank Lucky13Trip
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Jeremiah O'Brien is one of two remaining FULLY FUNCTIONAL Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during World War II. She is a survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944. The ship is restored and most areas are open to...More

3  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Of the 2710 Liberty Ships built during WW2 only a handful survive. The Jeremiah O'Brien is one of those and it's been fully restored, ready to go to sea - although it limits excursions to San Francisco. It has operated cruises of about five hours...More

2  Thank Jmc5606903
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RollOnYouBears
4 October 2015|
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Response from JoppaFlats |
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
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jode1992
24 June 2015|
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Response from petti120 | Reviewed this property |
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
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