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National Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a restored, unaltered Liberty Ship and the sole operational survivor of the 6,000 ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day. This Liberty Ship was part of the essential Merchant Marine which carried combat materials and supplies to Allied fighting forces, without which the war simply would not have been won.

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien was built in 56 days and launched June 19, 1943. She made seven voyages, a veteran of both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. The self-guided tour and an exhibit of history panels give visitors a chance to explore her at leisure. Now that she's retired, the Jeremiah O'Brien has more lighthearted duties, including roles in movies such as Sphere and Titanic.

She was the only vessel that served at D-Day to return 50 years later in 1994 to the commemorative anniversary celebration at Normandy.

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The summer location (May 17-October 6) at Pier 45 Fisherman's Wharf allows easy visitor access during the tourist season; the rest of the year, the ship is berthed at Pier 32 and is also open for daily tours.
Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..

National Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien



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