SS Jeremiah O'Brien

Named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien (1744–1818).
A WWII Liberty Ship built by the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in South Portland Maine.
A Class EC2-S-C! ship. It was launched 19 June 1943.
S. S. Jeremiah O'Brien four perilous round trip wartime crossings of the Atlantic and served on D-Day. She later saw sixteen months of service in both the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean calling at ports in Chile, Peru, New Guinea, the Philippines, India, China, and Australia. She is now based in San Francisco as a Museum Ship.

Displacement: 14,245 st.  Length: 441'  6"   Beam 57'   Draft 27' 9"  Propulsion: 3 cylinder reciprocating triple expansion steam engine.
Speed: 11 knots.  Armament: [1] 5" gun. [1] 3" gun. [8] 20mm anti-aircraft guns.


Dry Dock 2012                                                                                         Engine Room 2005
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Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146