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. 200 ft in Length, 3 mast full rig tall ship, draft of 13 ft, 7 miles of rigging, 20 sails... Come out to NewPort RI at Fort Adams and see her! I'm currently working aboard as mate.
Named in honor of the African American woman who was the United States Navy’s first female Program Manager and produced their first ship designed with a computer (the Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate), OHPRI’s Raye Montague STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Initiative will provide hands-on experiences related to the design, construction and operation of a ship.
Through these experiences, both underway and alongside, the organization will transcend the teaching of basic seamanship and provide a challenging platform for leadership development, technology and innovation, civic engagement, and ocean literacy.
More information on the Raye Montague STEAM Initiative coming soon!s offers?
Interested in volunteering with Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI)? New and returning volunteers are welcome!
Under the new operating model of OHPRI, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is now scheduled to remain in Rhode Island year-round to provide new and exciting programs that aim to service local individuals and a variety of organizations. New volunteer positions will be established to facilitate these operations.
Interested individuals should complete and submit the information form below and an OHPRI representative will get in touch regarding available opportunities.