San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Liberty Ships – Born in World War II
1941 to 1943
—Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien - Alive and Steaming —
Visit America’s answer to Hitler’s U-Boats – one of the last 2,710 identical armed Merchant Ships built to carry “beans, bullets and black oil" to our fighting men around the world. The goal was to build them faster than the enemy could sink them. Their simple design originated in Britain, using identical parts, mass produced in factories across America. Liberty Ship construction set all time records: only 60 days from laying to launch.
The National Liberty Ship Memorial is crewed entirely by volunteers and is a Registered Historical Landmark.
Erected by The National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 48.629′ N, 122° 25.038′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 45 north of The Embarcadero. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Pampanito (SS-383) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Petaluma's Sternwheel Hyde Street Pier (approx. Ľ mile away); The South End Rowing Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Ship into San Francisco Bay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrea's Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Clock Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. ‘SS Jeremiah O’Brien’ National Liberty Ship Memorial. (Submitted on October 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Capt. Jeremiah O'Brien (1744–1818), Massachusetts State Navy. Wikipedia article (Submitted on October 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. U.S. Maritme Commission, 1936-1950. (Submitted on October 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Naval Armed Guard Service in WWII. ... Sailors of the (Submitted on October 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
5. Historic Naval Ships Association: SS Jeremiah O'Brien. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. San Francisco Maritime National Park
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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