Learn About the S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Mike Schneider giving a presentation to the Wednesday Club on May 21, 2014 at The Maryland Club in Baltimore.

Mike Schneider giving a presentation to the Wednesday Club on May 21, 2014 at The Maryland Club in Baltimore.

Is your organization interested in learning about the remarkable story of the history and restoration of S.S. JOHN W. BROWN? Project Liberty Ship has a speaker's bureau and can provide speakers on this and other related subjects. Call 410-558-0646, extension 30, for more information and to arrange for a speaker, or contact us through our website.


Speaker's Bureau

By any measure, the history of S.S. JOHN W. BROWN is a unique and valuable story for anyone interested in military history in general, World War II history in particular, the shipbuilding industry or other maritime subjects.

Consider that in her long life:

  • The BROWN was part of one of the most extraordinary shipbuilding programs in history, with more than 2,700 nearly identical ships build in record time to meet the demands of a global conflict. With the exception of the BROWN and one sister ship, that great fleet has disappeared.
  • The BROWN, with countless other sister ships, sailed into danger in the hands of brave merchant marine seamen and Naval Armed Guard gunners to deliver the men and materiel needed to win a war, and brought those men safely home when their task was complete.
  • The BROWN served as a floating maritime high school, teaching thousands of young men the nautical trades.
  • The BROWN has been carefully restored to and maintained in operating condition by a crew of dedicated volunteers, many of whom sailed on ships like the BROWN during their youthful days.
  • Long after she too would have been expected to disappear into history, the BROWN still sails, a proud and irreplaceable reminder of an era long past and of the men and women who built, sailed and protected her and her sisters.

Surely the unique story of Liberty ship JOHN W. BROWN is one deserving to be told and retold to young and old alike!


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