Launch of the Oliver Hazard Perry

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVnBiKl45rE&feature=youtu.be

On July 3, 2013, the 132´ SSV Oliver Hazard Perry—after an intensive week of hull finishing, sanding, welding, grinding and related tasks—was launched via the 500-ton Travelift at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. The sprucing up was preparation for the ships’ July 4 dedication ceremony, photos of which are shown here.

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The accompanying documentary video of the launch was shot and produced by Captain Vic Farmer of WebGhosts.com.  Much of the yard work is also documented in a series of on-line slide shows available at OHPinNewport.Shutterfly.com.

Known as “Rhode Island’s Tall Ship”, the steel-hulled Perry is slowly taking shape after years of work. When completed, she will perform the following functions:

  • Serve as Rhode Island’s tall ship—as well as the largest, privately owned active Tall Ship in the U.S.
  • Offer sail training programs for all ages.
  • Develop and teach sea-oriented educational programs for secondary and college level students.
  • Provide pre-professional training for individuals wishing to make their careers at sea.
  • Work with Rhode Island marine trades to establish training programs and create job opportunities.
  • Represent Rhode Island in American and foreign ports.
  • Display and interpret the ship’s history for the education and enjoyment of the general public.

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