- Build and maintain Rhode Island's own tall ship that is the largest, privately owned active Tall Ship in the US.
- 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 to 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.
Sparred Length: 196 ft.
Overall Length: 132 ft.
Height Above Water: 128 ft.
Initial surveys and inspections of the Canadian-built hull of Oliver Hazard Perry have been completed. Required additional steel supports and welding are scheduled for completion: Autumn 2011. Design of the additional deck and associated topsides and bulkheads, the rig, electrical systems including electronics, HVAC and piping systems are underway. The more accurate second phase weight and stability analyses are complete and show a robust vessel (when complete) with ample margin on required stability parameters.
The hull is at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown to complete the initial inspection and remedial phase of the Canadian hull. After the design of an additional upper deck, side shell, bow and stern has been approved by the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center a bid package will be developed and made available to additional shipyards to ascertain their interest in our project. Check out the progress at Senesco.
Matt Smith, Naval Architect's design will include:
Detailed drawings to guide the shipyard in construction of the side shell and additional decks.
Detailed drawings for disabled student access and accommodations.
Detailed drawings for mechanical, electrical, heating ventilation air-conditioning, hydraulics, piping, sanitation.
Insure compliance with all Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping, International standards and ADA as practicable.
Detailed drawings for a "ship" rigged sailing vessel:
3 masts, square sails on all three masts); 18 sails,14,000 sq ft, 6 miles of lines
Design an engineering plant with two main engines, two generators, bow thruster
Design a modern electronic suite suitable for an ocean going vessel incorporating education requirements for navigation instruction, links to RI classrooms, safety at sea communications, navigation equipment, wi-fi and internet access for crew and students.
Become a Shipbuilding Syndicate Member or Plank Owner.
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Rhode Island's Tall Ship
Oliver Hazard Perry are now
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