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“Amazing History ”

SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Ranked #52 of 650 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This attraction is extremely good if you’re into America war history. These excellent exhibits remind us of the ultimate sacrifice men and women have made in the past for our freedom. Check it out!

1  Thank Simz61
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Located at Fishermans Wharf and next to the USS Pampanito it makes an impressive presence . Its a working vessel and apparently sailed to Normandy in the last few years .
Its a self guided tour with recorded messages via a push button console situated throughout the ship , unfortunately several were not working and some I couldnt find .The system on the submarine with a small audio device was better Access to the holds is limited to the front two which house an open area with looped tv program and a static display of the Normandy Invasion as well as a shop which was closed on the day of my visit . Whilst you can access the living areas you cant actually enter any of the cabins , the engine room is definitely worth a visit as is the small bridge area .
With only one screw and limited speed makes you realise how vunerable the crew were .

Thank thetoothdoc
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Great place to see. You can walk there from the center of Fishermans Wharf in 10 minutes. It is very huge and impressive

1  Thank Piotr H
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We had never been on a liberty ship and really enjoyed the ship but the best part was the engine room. Anyone that loves motors or boats will enjoy it. And anyone that is a titanic fan will recognize it from the movie. The engine room was closed to the public without an escort the day we were there but that worked out great because one of the volunteers working aboard the ship gave us a tour. I wish I remembered his name because he was fascinating. He had served in on a liberty ship for several years during the war and had wonderful, interesting stories about life back then. If you go aboard be sure to ask the volunteers questions because it added a lot to the experience and it won't be long and we won't have any of these hero's left with us to share history with us.

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

It was neat to see this liberty ship. We were able to see a lot of the engine room and it was insane to see how big the pistons in the engine are!
Wish the gift shop would have been open though.

Thank Joseph M
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