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About Oliver Hazard Perry
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 by Governer Gina M. Raimondo.
The mission of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is to provide innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs to promote personal and professional growth. The ship can accommodate up to 49 people for overnight programs and up to 75 during the day. She is a U.S. documented vessel, inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. As a Sailing School Vessel under 46 CFR Part 169 Subchapter R, she carries no passengers; all aboard her are considered crew and are required to fully participate in the operation of the vessel. SSV Oliver Hazard Perry meets or exceeds all safety requirements for a vessel of her size and class.
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is run by Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, a 501(3)(c) non profit organization.