History Cruise Aboard SS John W. Brown
Living History Cruise Aboard SS John W. Brown
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Sail back into World War II aboard a national treasure. SS John W. Brown carries you back into wartime.
Experience life aboard the last remaining troop ship from WWII. The historic original triple-expansion steam engine powers us in convoy through the day. Meeting soldiers, marines, sailors and civilian re-enactors help pull you back into wartime. The entertainment gives the feel of a USO Show aboard ship. Through the day, air cover will be provided to see us safely on our journey.
This exciting 6-hour day cruise includes lunch (the mess provides sea rations—a deli lunch), beverages, snacks, music of the 40’s, period entertainment, and flybys (conditions permitting) of wartime aircraft. Tour museum spaces, defensive guns, crew’s quarters, cargo spaces, and troop berthing and much more. View the magnificent 140-ton triple-expansion steam engine as it powers the ship through the water.
Chairs, sunscreen, hat and a camera are great things to bring along onto the ship. Please keep in mind that this is a working cargo ship, so sensible shoes are a must. Also, dress accordingly – layers may be best as we will be out on the water and it may be breezy, but it also may be warm and there is no air conditioning.
The ship will sail from Pier 36 at 10:00 am and return at 4:00 pm.
Passenger boarding: 8:00 am to 9:00 am.
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002
SS 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 Baltimore, its present-day home port. It is a museum and maritime education center open to all ages.
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Organizer: Project Liberty Ship, Inc.
Project Liberty Ship is dedicated to the preservation of the Liberty Ship SS John W. Brown as a living memorial to the men and women who built the great Liberty Fleet and to the merchant seamen and US Navy Armed Guard who sailed the ships across the oceans of the world.