SS John W. BrownThe Liberty Ship John W. Brown was launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Yard in September 1942. Her length, beam, and draft are, respectively, 441’, 57’, and 27’9". She displaces 14,257 tons. Her LWT, DWT and GRT are, respectively, 3337 tons, 10,920 tons, and 7197 tons.
She is powered by a 3-cylinder, triple expansion engine of 2500 hp at 76 rpm.The SS John W. Brown is one of two Liberties restored and sailing today and is home-ported in Baltimore. The other Liberty is the SS Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco.
Bethlehem-Fairfield built 385 of the 2710 Liberties built for the U. S. Maritime Commission. SS Patrick Henry was the first Liberty Ship launched in September 1941 (Bethlehem-Fairfield Yard).