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SS Jeremiah O'Brien a WWII US Navy Libery Ship Fully Restored and Functional as a Working Museum - Photo's Show Galley, Wardroom, Enlisted Mess and Wooden Hatch Covers as used Above and Below Decks During WWII.

Other period photos below show WWII Liberty Ship Mess Deck and Foul Weather Decks with Secured Hatch Covers Above the Holds!

Jeremiah Obrien Wooden Hatch Covers
Above Photo Courtesy by John Cleary volunteer deckhand

Note: All of the below illustrated hatch covers shown in use aboard the Jeremiah O'Brien are reproductions of the original hatch covers. The WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Covers offered by The Pirate's Lair are 100% originals. In fact some crew members of the O'Brien have purchased their original WWII hatch covers and associated furniture from The Pirate's Lair specifically due to our authenticity.

The Jeremiah O'Brien was never a Navy ship. It was a U. S. Maritime Commission-owned ship operated by Grace Line during the war for the War Shipping Administration under a general agency agreement to carry government cargo. The ship had the normal U. S. Navy Armed Guard contingency but all the sailors who operated the ship were civilian merchant seamen.
(provided by Greg H. Williams, volunteer deckhand and crewmember of the SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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WWII Liberty Ship Mess Deck with Civilian Merchant Marine Sailors
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WWII LIBERTY SHIPS AND HOW THE HATCH COVERS WERE USED? Jeremiah Obrien - WWII Liberty Ship - Photos of Hatch Covers and the Officer Wardroom Enlisted Mess and Galley - and did I mention Liberty Ship Hatch Covers?!
Various Photographs Illustrating the Actual Used of Wooden Hatch Covers Being Used Aboard the SS Jeremiah Obrien - a floating and working museum
Photo's Illustrate the Restored Condition of the Jeremiah Obrien Which Is the Only WWII Liberty Ship currently in Use Today as a Working Museum
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! One of our 100+ Year Old Nautical Antique Trunks can be used for both a Shadow Box and Storage Chest for your Uniforms, Photograph Albums, and Memorabilia!

Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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