SS John W Brown

We have 3 cadets attending an in-person training onboard a World War II Liberty Ship called the SS JOHN W BROWN. The training includes one day underway onboard the ship.

Cadets live and work onboard the ship for the training. Cadets will learn and put to use, basic shipboard seamanship skills. Activities will include line handling, line splicing, firefighting, cargo handling, navigating / steering the ship, gunnery, lifeboat rowing and engineering watchstanding. The training will include one day underway.

SS John W. Brown is a Liberty ship, one of two still operational and one of three preserved as museum ships. As a Liberty ship, she operated as a merchant ship of the United States Merchant Marine during World War II and later was a vocational high school training ship in New York City for many years. Now preserved, she is a museum ship and cruise ship berthed at Pier 13 in Baltimore Harbor in Maryland.

John W. Brown was named after the Canadian-born American labor union leader John W. Brown (1867–1941).