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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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A piece of WWII history that still works

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Chmorgan
West Chicago, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Sara M
North Dakota
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167 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank MyPrairieGirl
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank born2taste
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303 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

Thank lizandianp
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

Thank MarekLontour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this completely be accident as we happened to chance upon it, but it was fabulous. Really interesting ship, well maintained and staffed by incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Very few visitors when we were there, which is a shame as it's one of the best things I visited in San Francisco. The engine room and it's complexity is mind... More 

Thank Nick S
Dover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

There are only three of the 2,710 Liberty Ships built that are left. I highly recommend visiting and taking a tour and finding out when the museum group will take the ship out for a tour on the Bay. Bring your camera and take pictures of both the ships and the memorial tablets on Pier 45. Be sure to follow... More 

Thank Vishal P
Angelsberg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A Big part on our history and the ship is still working. Friendlig crew!! How could they do the ship under 3 weecks!

Thank Jan-Gunnar B
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Ship well looked after by volunteers who care. Informative self tour. As ship is a working vessel, it was possible to view just about all areas including the engine room. Take your time and talk to the volunteers. Good wartime exhibition in the No.2 hold, but when we visited, the museum shop was closed. A good visit whether you are... More 

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