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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 —

 
<i>Liberty Ship ‘SS Jeremiah O’Brien’ - Alive and Steaming</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, October 8, 2012
1. Liberty Ship ‘SS Jeremiah O’Brien’ - Alive and Steaming Marker
Inscription.
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. Touch 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); Ferryboat Eureka
<i>‘SS Jeremiah O’Brien’</i> image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, October 8, 2012
2. ‘SS Jeremiah O’Brien’
(approx. ¼ mile away); Tug Sea Fox (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tubbs Cordage Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Petaluma's Sternwheel (approx. ¼ mile away); Hyde Street Pier Was Part of Highway 101 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Return of the C.A. Thayer (approx. ¼ mile away); Sanitation at Sea (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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
The SS <i>John W. Brown </i> at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 7, 2012
3. The SS John W. Brown at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.
- the SS Jeremiah O'Brien's sole surviving sister Liberty Ship.
of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard served as gunners, signal men and radio operators on cargo ships, tankers, troop ships and other merchant vessels. ... (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 & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on August 24, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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