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.
- Jeremy Cresswell: Saviour of Old Ships: The San Francisco Maritime
Sea Breezes Vol. 60, Liverpool, 1986. pp 633-640, ill.
- Ian Jackson: Taking a "Liberty" in San Francisco Bay.
Sea Breezes Vol. 65, Liverpool, 1991. pp 34-41, ill.
- Steven E. Livingston: Historic Ships of San Francisco. A Collective
History and Guide to the Restored Historic Vessels of the National Maritime
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 1984.
- L.A. Sawyer & W.H. Mitchell: The Liberty Ships.
Cambridge, MD, 1970.
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