The S.S. John W. Brown is one of only two surviving steaming Liberty ships built during World War II, out of 2,700. You can experience this piece of history and even step on board when the ship stops in Norfolk on May 20th through the 22nd.
Liberty ships were designed to be quickly built and inexpensive cargo steamers to run WWII troops and supplies around the world. According to ssjohnwbrown.org, 200 of them were lost but the mission of the fleets was successful: the supplies got through.
You’ll have the opportunity to see this piece of floating history for yourself! The S.S. John W. Brown will be here in Norfolk to celebrate Maritime Day. The ship will dock at the Half Moone Cruise Terminal by Nauticus, and it will be open for tours. There will even be a history cruise.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 20: Arrival
Saturday, May 21
10 – 5 : Open to the Public
Sunday, May 22
9 am – Living History Cruise Departs
To order tickets online click here
Keep an eye on ssjohnwbrown.org for more details and possible changes to the itinerary!