The SS Jeremiah O'Brien, an emergency cargo vessel of the type EC2-S-C1 better known as Liberty Ships, is one of two operative survivors of 2,751 ships, the largest fleet of single class ever built. The other is the SS John W. Brown, now in Baltimore (not operative at the time of the landmark designation). Between March 1941 and November 1945, eighteen US shipyards produced 2,751 ships. The design stressed minimum cost, rapidity of construction, and simplicity of operation. The original design and configuration have not been altered.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1942Pier 45 in Fishermans WharfSan FranciscoState: CACountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/water-transportation/-98-ss-jeremiah-o-brien-%281943%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/f558ea74-61d6-4650-92f3-d980c237c373/98-SS-Jeremiah-O-Brien-1943.aspxCreator: New England Shipbuilding Corporation
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Sanfranman59 (CC BY-SA 3.0)Era_date_from: 1942