SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States. Launched in 2015, Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years. The ship is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, native son of Rhode Island and the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
In 2018, Oliver Hazard Perry was named the official flagship and tall ship ambassador of the state of Rhode Island.
Oliver Hazard Perry can accommodate up to 49 people overnight and up to 75 during the day. She is a US Documented vessel, inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. As a Sailing School Vessel, she carries no passengers; all aboard her are considered crew and are required to fully participate in the operation of the vessel.
SHIP BY NUMBERS
LENGTH: 200 FT
GROSS TONNAGE: 471 ITC HEIGHT: 131 FT
DRAFT: 13 FT
AVG SPEED UNDER SAIL: 7.5 KTS
7 MILES OF RIGGING
160 BELAYING PINS
20 SAILS & 14,000 SQUARE FEET OF SAIL
TWIN 385 HP CATERPILLAR C- 12 ENGINES