$50 – $950

SS JOHN W BROWN ~ WWII Merchant Seaman Experience October 2021

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$50 – $950

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Aboard the S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Pier 13

4601 Newgate Ave

Baltimore, MD 21224

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Ever wonder what it was like to be a merchant sailor on a Liberty Ship?

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Join us in Baltimore aboard the SS JOHN W. BROWN

October 15 - 17, 2021

Special Price of $950, class size is limited so sign up soon!

Topics include: Liberty Ship history and the triple expansion steam engine, piloting and celestial navigation, cargo handling, shipboard firefighting and damage control, defensive weaponry, in-water lifeboat operations and more. You will learn the duties of a WWII Merchant Seaman as you operate the original steam winches moving cargo from pier side to the ship’s hold, chart courses, navigate and operate the radar in the wheelhouse, operate ship’s fire pump and steering gear under emergency conditions, anti-aircraft gunnery training, transmit messages by signal flags and abandon ship in the lifeboats!

Merchant Seaman Experience includes onboard accommodations in original crew cabins Friday and Saturday night, parking on the pier, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners on board the ship. (Optional stay aboard Sunday night with meals included for $50 extra) Included with the package you will receive a one year membership in Project Liberty Ship and original World War II training manuals by e-mail in advance of the session.

All instructors are members of the SS John W. Brown Crew.

For full details visit our website - www.ssjohnwbrown.org

Contact us by email at:  jwbtickets@gmail.com

The SS John W. Brown is a non-smoking, drug free environment.  Accommodations are basic, and original vintage 1942.  The ship is certified to operate by the US Coast Guard but contains original features from 1942 which do not meet modern safety standards including, but not limited to, unshielded moving parts.  The ship is not ADA compliant and cannot accommodate individuals who cannot safely negotiate the steep onboard ladders (stairs).  A safety briefing will start the course and participants will be advised in advance as to the proper clothing and safety equipment to bring with them.  Minimum age for participants is 16. In the event that the minimum class size is not reached or due to unforeseen operational issues, the class will be cancelled and all money refunded

If you need to Cancel

100% Refund if you cancel by Sept 15, 2021 , if we can fill your reservation

90% Refund after Sept 16, if we can fill your reservation

60% Refund if we cannot fill your reservation

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Date and time

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Aboard the S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Pier 13

4601 Newgate Ave

Baltimore, MD 21224

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Refund policy

No Refunds

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Organizer Project Liberty Ship, INC

Organizer of SS JOHN W BROWN ~ WWII Merchant Seaman Experience October 2021

Project Liberty Ship is dedicated to the preservation of the Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W BROWN as a living memorial to the men and women who built the great Liberty Fleet and to the merchant seamen and U.S. Navy Armed Guard who sailed the ships across the oceans of the world.  

The S.S. JOHN W BROWN is the last remaining troop transport from WWII and the last to have landed troops ashore as part of an amphibious landing.  It is also the oldest remaining Liberty Ship in the world.  It was built in and now is homeported in Baltimore.  It is a museum and maritime education center open to all ages.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.ssjohnwbrown.org

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