this Liberty-class cargo ship dates back to WWII days when she was built in just a few weeks to replace cargo ships sunk by the german U-boats. These days the Jeremiah O’Brien is just as active with underway cruises several times a year, “starring” in movies, and educating the future’s young mariners today. The engine room was used during filming of the Titantic movie, and she looks very “fit for duty” and is fully operational using San Francisco’s pier 45 as a base. She has day cruises several times a year and is kept in operational state by volunteers. The SS Jeremiah O’Brien Steaming Weekends (normally the third Saturday and Sunday of each month) are well-received by young and old alike, and also serves as a training classroom for sea cadets.
One amazing part of her history is that the SS Jeremiah O’Brien was part of the Allied invasion at Normandy, and now 50 years later, the O’Brien was the only participating ship to return of over 5,000 ships involved in the original D-Day armada.
While on annual steaming weekends, visitors delight in seeing the ship’s engine plant in operation. Several San Francisco Bay cruises scheduled annually include occasional longer voyages to nearby same-coast ports such as Sacramento. Visitors can inquire of the O’Brien’s steaming calendar for Steaming Weekends and cruise schedules by calling (415) 544-0100 (Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm West Coast time) for the very latest updates.
Buy a piece of history, with all profits from sales of this print going directly to the National Liberty Ship Memorial based in San Francisco. Look closely at the enlarged version of this picture to see her propeller spinning and splashing; let’s keep that propeller spinning!!
Canon EOS 7D with a Tamron Aspherical XR Di LD (IF) 28-300 lens
Poster sold 4 dec 2011 ~ thanks to this unknown buyer!!