Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tall Ship-Oliver Hazard Perry

Not the War of 1812 hero, but the boat named for him. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry.

(The SSV stands for Sailing School Vessel)

We had a great time touring all the boats at Tall Ships Galveston, and each one was unique in her own way. In the case of Oliver Hazard Perry, it's just a baby when it comes to the tall ships. Built in 2013, she calls Newport, RI home. She is 200' long and carries 14,000 square feet of sail.

Other trivia, she has 7 miles of rope, 160 belaying pins and that 14,000 sq. ft. of sail translates into 20 sails. And what looks like a gun deck in the distance is in reality a row of port holes.

She also carries a noble naval name, that of US Naval Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who led the US fleet to victory over the British Navy in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

His famous quote? "Don't give up the ship!"

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