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SS JOHN W BROWN ~ WWII Merchant Seaman Experience October 2021 – by Project Liberty Ship – Baltimore

October 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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One event on October 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

$50 – $950
SS JOHN W BROWN ~ WWII Merchant Seaman Experience October 2021 - by Project Liberty Ship - Baltimore
Ever wonder what it was like to be a merchant sailor on a Liberty Ship?


Join us in Baltimore aboard the SS JOHN W. BROWN

October 15 – 17, 2021

Special Price of $950, class size is limited so sign up soon!

Topics include: Liberty Ship history and the triple expansion steam engine, piloting and celestial navigation, cargo handling, shipboard firefighting and damage control, defensive weaponry, in-water lifeboat operations and more. You will learn the duties of a WWII Merchant Seaman as you operate the original steam winches moving cargo from pier side to the ship’s hold, chart courses, navigate and operate the radar in the wheelhouse, operate ship’s fire pump and steering gear under emergency conditions, anti-aircraft gunnery training, transmit messages by signal flags and abandon ship in the lifeboats!

Merchant Seaman Experience includes onboard accommodations in original crew cabins Friday and Saturday night, parking on the pier, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners on board the ship. (Optional stay aboard Sunday night with meals included for $50 extra) Included with the package you will receive a one year membership in Project Liberty Ship and original World War II training manuals by e-mail in advance of the session.

All instructors are members of the SS John W. Brown Crew.

For full details visit our website – www.ssjohnwbrown.org

Contact us by email at:  [email protected]

The SS John W. Brown is a non-smoking, drug free environment.  Accommodations are basic, and original vintage 1942.  The ship is certified to operate by the US Coast Guard but contains original features from 1942 which do not meet modern safety standards including, but not limited to, unshielded moving parts.  The ship is not ADA compliant and cannot accommodate individuals who cannot safely negotiate the steep onboard ladders (stairs).  A safety briefing will start the course and participants will be advised in advance as to the proper clothing and safety equipment to bring with them.  Minimum age for participants is 16. In the event that the minimum class size is not reached or due to unforeseen operational issues, the class will be cancelled and all money refunded


If you need to Cancel

100% Refund if you cancel by Sept 15, 2021 , if we can fill your reservation

90% Refund after Sept 16, if we can fill your reservation

60% Refund if we cannot fill your reservation


Aboard the S.S. JOHN W. BROWN
4601 Newgate Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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