Bowie-Crofton Camera Club 

Promoting Photographic Skill and Enjoyment
Throughout Central and Southern Maryland.

Photo Tour of the Liberty Ship, John W. Brown on November 11

    The Baltimore Camera Club, a co-member of the "Maryland Photography Alliance" is offering this outing. Only 30 people will be allowed to take advantage of this shoot opportunity.

   The Liberty Ship John W. Brown was launched in 1942 to carry cargo to our troops fighting overseas during WWII. It also served as a troop transport ship - carrying troops into battle, and even German prisoners-of-war. Because it carried troops, it was outfitted with many more guns than a ship carrying only cargo. The guns were manned by Navy personnel.

   Out of an original fleet of 2,700, the John W. Brown is one of only two ships that have survived and are still operational (the other is in California). They became known as Liberty Ships when President Roosevelt told the nation that this fleet of ships would bring liberty to Europe. 

   You can read more about the ship’s history here:

   Our Photo Tour

Saturday morning, November 11, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.

   After an initial safety talk by one of the crew, we’ll have almost complete access – from the flying bridge to the engine room - for three hours. There will be crew members on board who love to talk about the ship and answer any questions you may have. Be prepared to navigate a lot of steep, narrow stairways. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

   Note that the ship is docked across the Patapsco River from Fort McHenry, and there are great views of Baltimore and the industrial waterfront from the upper deck.

   Bring your tripod and some drinking water. There are bathrooms on board. 


   The fee is $20. Please note that 100% of your payment will be used for ship maintenance and support, and, because the ship has historic designation, the fee is tax-deductible. Tickets are non-refundable, though you can transfer your ticket to another person.


Background image by George Smyth