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This is a list of official U.S. state ships as designated by each state's legislature.


State Ship Image Year
Arizona USS Arizona (BB-39) USS Arizona Memorial (aerial view).jpg [citation needed]
Two earlier iterations of USS Arizona [citation needed]
California Californian
(state tall ship)
Bateaugoelette.jpg 2003[1]
Colorado USS Colorado (SSN-788)[2] Virginia class submarine.jpg 2017[2]
Connecticut USS Nautilus (SSN-571) SS-571-Nautilus-trials.gif 1983[3][4]
Freedom Schooner Amistad
(state flagship and tall ship ambassador)
Amistad2010.jpg 2003[4]
Delaware Kalmar Nyckel
(state tall ship)
Kalmar Nyckel Chesapeake Bay.jpg 2016[5]
Massachusetts Schooner Ernestina
(vessel of the commonwealth)
Effie M. Morrissey 1894.jpg 1994[6]
Maryland Skipjack
(state boat)
Skipjack EPA.PNG 1985[7]
Maine Bowdoin
(state sailing vessel)
Bowdoin SableIsland.jpg 1987[8][9]
New Jersey A. J. Meerwald
(state tall ship)
AJ Meerwald Cape May Harbor.jpg 1998[10][11]
North Carolina Shad boat
(state historical boat)
Ohio USS Ohio (SSGN-726) OHIOSSGNCONVERSION.JPG 1981[citation needed]
Pennsylvania U.S. Brig Niagara
(flagship of the commonwealth)
Brig Niagara on Bay.jpg 1988[14][15][16][17][18]
Rhode Island replica of USS Providence
(flagship and tall ship ambassador)
Continental Sloop Providence (1775-1779).jpg 1992[19]
12-meter Yacht Courageous
(winner of 1974 & 1977 America's Cup)
Texas USS Texas (BB-35) USS Texas BB-35.jpg 1995[21]
(state tall ship)
Elissa-ship.jpg 2005[21]
Utah USS Utah (BB-31) Uss utah bb.jpg [citation needed]
Virginia Chesapeake Bay deadrise
(state boat)
Washington MV President Washington
(became the MV Mahimahi)
Lady Washington Lady Washington.jpg 2007[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols - State Tall Ship". California State Library. 2007. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  2. ^ a b "USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning Committee". USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning Committee. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ " The State Ship". August 5, 2002. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  4. ^ a b "SOTS: Sites, Seals & Symbols". Secretary of the State of Connecticut. March 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  5. ^ "Delaware Online: Kalmar Nyckel becomes official Tall Ship of Delaware". September 9, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  6. ^ "CIS: State Symbols". Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  7. ^ "Skipjack, Maryland State Boat". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  8. ^ "Title 1, §218: State vessel". Maine Legislature. 1987. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  9. ^ The Arctic Schooner Bowdoin's History, Maine Maritime Academy, retrieved 2010-11-16 
  10. ^ "A.J. Meerwald - NJ's Official Tall Ship". Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  11. ^ "P.L.1998, c.009 (A750)". New Jersey Legislature. April 21, 1998. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  12. ^ "GS_145-11". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  13. ^ "Boat, Shad Boat - NCpedia". State Library of North Carolina. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  14. ^ PHMC: State Symbols Archived 2007-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "The Pennsylvania General Assembly: House Bill 1071". Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  16. ^ "The Pennsylvania Manual: Symbols" (pdf). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  17. ^ Snyder, Rod (Fall 1998). "Trails of History: Erie Maritime Museum: A New Museum Opens a Window to History". Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. XXIV (4). Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  18. ^ Casey, Robert P. (August 17, 1990). "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Executive Order 1990-4" (pdf). Governor of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  19. ^ a b "Rhode Island state symbols". Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  20. ^ "2000H-8172aa State Yacht". Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  21. ^ a b "State Symbols - Texas State Library". Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  22. ^ Washington State Ship: President Washington
  23. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 

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