Jeremiah O'Brien

Cargo steam ship of Liberty type built in 1943 at New England Shipbuilding Co., South Portland, ME, for the War Shipping Administration, Washington, DC. 127,33×17,37×8,46(d) [417'75×57'0×27'75] and tonnage: 7176 GRT, 4380 NRT and 14245 tons displacement.

The Jeremiah O'Brien was named after the commander of the First American Naval Flying Squadron of the War of the Revolution. He was a naval officer, miltary commander and a privateersman.

Put into the reserve fleet after the war. Transferred to the National Liberty Ship Memorial in 1978 to be reactivated. Moved to her present location under own steam on the 21st of Nay, 1980. Today preserved at the National Maritime Museum at San Francisco Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason.

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