At 4:15 am, a four-alarm fire broke out at Pier 45, next to the SS Jeremiah O'Brien.
Damage to the sheds was extensive, but thanks to the quick response of the San Francisco Fire Department the ship and her personnel are safe and secure.
We thank the SFFD and their fireboats for their incredible efforts in saving the ship. Without them, the ship likely would not have survived.
Please do not come to the ship. We are still assessing the situation and are working with our regulatory, municipal and community partners to gather more information as it becomes available.
We will continue to update everyone on the situation as it progresses.
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
National Liberty Ship Memorial
SS Jeremiah O'Brien is currently shut down 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
Read the latest edition of our newsletter, Steady As She Goes. Since it was composed, many changes have occurred due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, so our May Seaman’s Memorial Cruise is indefinitely postponed. Please keep well and stay in touch. We will be posting more information as it becomes available.