John W. Brown
Port: Baltimore, Maryland
World War II cargo vessel
Type: Triple Expansion Steam
Capacity: 8,500 long tons
441 ' - 6"
Beam: 56' - 10
27' - 9 1/4"
John W. Brown, one of the last survivors from the great fleet of
over 2,700 Liberty Ships and the "Last Operational Troopship of
World War II, was named after a Canadian born labor leader. this
ship is proudly operated entirely by volunteers in honor of the
Merchant Seamen, Naval Armed Guards and Shipyard Workers of World
War II. She is licensed and documented with the U.S. Coast Guard.
The liberty ship design was based on British plans (ex Fort Class) modified to
conform to American mass production practices. She is powered by a
triple expansion steam engine generating 2,500 horsepower. At 76 r.p.m. she can reach a top speed of 11 knots. This magnificent
vessel serves as a reminder of the hard work, sacrifice, and
patriotism that went into preservation of our nation and the fight
to maintain our of freedom.