Brian, Kim, Michelle and I toured the SS Jeremiah O’Brien during our recent road trip to San Francisco.
The O’Brien is one of the over 2,700 Liberty Cargo ships that were manufactured during WWII to transport military and civilian goods. What is so unique about these ships is that one could be made in 60 days from the time the keel was laid to launch. Incredible! There is more information about the O’Brien at http://www.ssjeremiahobrien.org .
Chances are that you’ve already seen or heard a part of the O’Brien; the engine room was used for filming scenes in James Cameron’s movie Titanic and many of the sounds recorded for the movie came from cruising the ship around the Bay Area.
The ship is steeped in history, with many of its original fittings, and a full museum and display in one of the cargo holds.