San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Salute to Veterans Cruise on May 16, 2015 is an annual tradition of the O'Brien for over 30 years, honoring the Merchant Marine and the US Navy Armed Guard.
We will begin boarding passengers from Pier 45 at 9:00am and depart at 10:00am.
Our voyage takes us out beyond the Golden Gate, then back along the San Francisco waterfront, around Alcatraz and under the new span of the Bay Bridge.
Your ticket includes complimentary continental breakfast and coffee in the morning, soft drinks and hot dog lunch and throughout the cruise, and a tour of the engine room where you can see the triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine in action.
Help memorialize the brave men and women of WWII and beyond who built, sailed and maintained Liberty Ships.
World War II and Korean War veterans sail free of charge. Complete and send in the order form here to register and share your stories of service.
When & Where
SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN
Launched on June 19, 1943, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is distinguished as being America's last unaltered Liberty Ship. A 441-foot veteran of the Normandy invasion, fully restored and maintained in her original condition, she is as functional today as when she served as a key component of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Bridge of Ships" in WWII. The ship is a National Historic Landmark. She and her triple expansion reciprocating steam engine are a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.