Ship Happens! Visualizing the Oliver Hazard Perry and the OHP Photo Blog

OHP2Captain Richard Bailey recently posted a sketch by Scott Kennedy of what the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will look like under sail.  Click here or on the thumbnail to go to the blog post.  “Scott has made paintings and drawings of the sea and ships since the mid sixties and many times has been hailed as the “Mariners Artist”. Known by many for his numerous illustrations in books and magazines, his work captures both modern-day and historic maritime subjects on East and West Coasts of the United States and around the globe.”  Click here to see more of Scott Kennedy’s work.

Captain Bailey also recently posted on how one one can view the progress of the ship as she is completed in Narraganset Bay Shipyard.  Click here to see the photo blog of the steady progress on Rhode Island’s Tall Ship. When completed in 2014, the 196’ three-masted, square-rigged tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be the largest civilian training vessel in North America and the first ocean-going, full-rigged ship built in the United States in more than 100 years.

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5 Responses to Ship Happens! Visualizing the Oliver Hazard Perry and the OHP Photo Blog

  1. Erik Abranson says:

    Please, Rick, don’t write such subject titles – They trip speed-readers! I read the blurb wondering what the shit was about, and then re-read it slowly, thinking I had missed the clue, still not finding the answer until I finally had another look at the tile, “Ship happens!”. LOL!

  2. walt stevens says:

    Oliver Hazard Perry, FFG-7, was one of the first classes of USN
    surface combatants to utilze the new GE LM2500 gas turbines.
    No more Boilers, Condensers, boiler feed pumps, condensate pumps,
    main feed booster pumps….
    The Carnot Efficiency is higher: Fire is hotter than steam.
    And this technology had been embraced by land based central
    power plants too! After all, if these systems could operate in the
    pitch and roll of the marine environment, a land based power plant
    is a cake walk.
    The only thing that stays the same is constant change, and progress.

  3. Steve Toby says:

    Has anyone noticed that the mainmast braces seem to lead forward, like a brig’s? Yet looking carefully it is indeed a full rigged ship (and so is the drawing on the Web site if you follow the link). Why would you lead braces forward from the mainmast’s yards? Perhaps the mizzenmast is too close to the main to give enough leverage?

  4. R Bailey says:

    Hmm…no, neither the fore nor main braces will lead forward, though the bowlines will…guess we didn’t look the gift artist in the mouth; but we didn’t send him a rig diagram either. My approach to free art is similar to my dealings with God: I try to be thankful. I’ll alert Scott K for commentary…

  5. Rick Spilman says:

    It is a wonderful drawing, nevertheless. Captures the sense of the ship. I hadn’t noticed the main brace lead until you pointed it out, Steve. (I am grateful that Scott Kennedy drew the buntlines slack. Taunt buntlines in ship paintings are a pet peeve of mine.)