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Class A
Nationality United States of America
Year Built 2015
Rig Full-rigged Ship


  • Class: A
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Year built: 2015
  • Home port: Newport, USA
  • Rig: Full-rigged Ship
  • Entered by: Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island


  • Number of trainees: 32
  • Number of permanent crew: 17
  • Showers: Yes
  • Special diets catered for: Yes
  • Special needs catered for: Yes


The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the newest addition to America’s Tall Ship fleet, purpose-built for training and education to the highest modern safety standards. She is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the US in more than 100 years, equipped with a 130-foot rig, 20 sails, and six miles of rigging! Although her design is based on centuries’-old tradition, her equipment is anything but antiquated. This includes a state-of-the-art science lab, wheelchair accessibility, a modern galley, climate control throughout, a well-equipped engine room (in which all machinery runs on biodiesel), and she has high-end communication and navigation systems. Above decks, however, she is a completely traditional Tall Ship that requires full crew participation. Everyone who sails aboard the Perry is a crew member; under the guidance of 17 professionals, all hands are required to sail this magnificent ship! The ship provides the perfect platform for teamwork and communication skills to develop, while trainees of all ages have an adventure of a lifetime as they take the helm, set sail, stand watch and learn to navigate. The mission of the non-profit OHPRI is to provide innovative, empowering education-at-sea programs that promote personal and professional growth.