SS John W. Brown is a Liberty ship, one of two still operational and one of three preserved as museum ships. As a Liberty ship, she operated as a merchant ship of the United States Merchant Marine during World War II and later was a vocational high school training ship in New York City for many years. Now preserved, she is a museum ship and cruise ship berthed at Pier 13 in Baltimore Harbor in Maryland.Work out when and for how long to visit S.S. John W. Brown and other Baltimore attractions using our handy Baltimore online trip itinerary builder.
John W. Brown was named after the Canadian-born American labor union leader John W. Brown (1867–1941).
The other surviving operational Liberty ship is SS Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco, California, US. A third Liberty ship, SS Hellas Liberty (ex-SS Arthur M. Huddell) is preserved as a static museum ship in Piraeus, Greece.
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This is truly a hidden gem in Baltimore. You will have to go out of your way to find it and you may have to call ro get in the gate, but you will never find anything close on the east coast. The John.... more
This is truly a hidden gem in Baltimore. You will have to go out of your way to find it and you may have to call ro get in the gate, but you will never find anything close on the east coast. The John.... more »
This ship on the other side of the harbor in Baltimore is one of two World War II liberty ships that can be visited (out of almost 2700 built during the war)! The story behind the Liberty Ships is...
This ship on the other side of the harbor in Baltimore is one of two World War II liberty ships that can be visited (out of almost 2700 built during the war)! The story behind the Liberty Ships is... more »
Excellent Tour. A Stern to Bow tour with little left out. It's a working ship, so prepare for ladders (steep ship's stairs), mooring lines, and possibly slick decks in the engine room. Our group met the Captain who clarified some questions and was a grand host.
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