SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States. Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to built in the U.S. in over 100 years. Her accommodations hold 32 people overnight in addition to her 17 professional crew. More details about the ship can be found below. To read more about the construction of the ship please refer to Oliver Hazard Perry History.
SHIP BY NUMBERS
13 1/2 STORIES TALL
DRAFT OF 13 FEET
7 MILES OF RIGGING, 160 BELAYING PINS
20 SAILS & 14,000 SQUARE FEET OF SAIL
TWIN 385 HP CAT BIO-DIESEL ENGINES
Historical Moments of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry
The Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry will be a US Documented vessel, inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Safety standards for Sailing School Vessels differ from those of passenger vessels on a comparable route, because persons aboard training ships are not passengers but participants who fully share in the ship’s operation. SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will meet or exceed all safety requirements for a vessel of her size and class.