There used to be 2,710 of these ships, now only 3 remain, and this is the last in its original and fully functional form - the SS Jeremiah O'Brien.
We need your help to continue to tell this tale.
The O’Brien has always been hailed as a lucky ship. She survived the D-Day landings, numerous voyages through submarine infested waters, strafing by fighters, and dangerous seas.
A month ago she narrowly escaped a fire that shot hundreds of feet in the air, burning hotter than a pizza over only feet away. Before the fire, like all of us, she was getting by under the lockdowns of COVID-19.Although the ship was not destroyed in the fire, we have suffered significant losses, and we need your help. Times are tough for all of us.
These ships have impacted the loves of almost everyone in America and shaped the world as we know it. We hope that with the help of the many, we may continue to tell the story of these ships that turned the tide of history.
Please Visit our Donation page to find out how you can help us survive through this year.
Read Steady As She Goes No. 86, Spring 2021. Read about our return to Pier 45, and the "Doghouse" appeal for a new ticket booth.
Read Steady As She Goes No. 85, Fall 2020. Read about the O'Brien surviving the fire of Pier 45, Captain Hugh Mulzac and the Liberty ship SS Booker T. Washington.
We are currently closed until further notice in support of public health directives.
The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during World War II. The O'Brien has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. Moored at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, she is a premier San Francisco attraction.
A living museum on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark, the O'Brien transports you back almost seven decades to when sailors braved the harshest of high seas and threat of enemy attack.
The O'Brien is not currently open for dockside tours. Come and visit us in the future at Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133