2014-07-10 / Front Page

The Largest Tall Ship



When it is completed, the 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be the largest Tall Ship of its kind to have been built in this country in the last 100 years. While exterior work below her waterline is being completed, the Perry’s six miles of rigging are currently being assembled in Portsmouth by a team of 20 riggers. Its three masts, with the tallest more than 13 stories high, will carry 20 sails with 14,000 sq. ft. of sail area. This bird’s eye view of the ship at the Newport Shipyard was taken with a fish-eye lens. (Photo by Kyle Hence) When it is completed, the 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be the largest Tall Ship of its kind to have been built in this country in the last 100 years. While exterior work below her waterline is being completed, the Perry’s six miles of rigging are currently being assembled in Portsmouth by a team of 20 riggers. Its three masts, with the tallest more than 13 stories high, will carry 20 sails with 14,000 sq. ft. of sail area. This bird’s eye view of the ship at the Newport Shipyard was taken with a fish-eye lens. (Photo by Kyle Hence)

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