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List of U.S. state ships

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


  • Table 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


State Ship Image Year
Arizona USS Arizona (BB-39)
Two earlier iterations of USS Arizona
California Californian
(state tall ship)
Connecticut USS Nautilus (SSN-571) 1983[2][3]
Freedom Schooner Amistad
(state flagship and tall ship ambassador)
Massachusetts Schooner Ernestina
(vessel of the commonwealth)
Maryland Skipjack
(state boat)
Maine Bowdoin
(state sailing vessel)
New Jersey A. J. Meerwald
(state tall ship)
North Carolina Shad boat
(state historical boat)
Ohio USS Ohio (SSGN-726) 1981
Pennsylvania U.S. Brig Niagara
(flagship of the commonwealth)
Rhode Island replica of USS Providence
(flagship and tall ship ambassador)
12-meter Yacht Courageous
(winner of 1974 & 1977 America's Cup)
Texas USS Texas (BB-35) 1995[19]
(state tall ship)
Utah USS Utah (BB-31)
Virginia Chesapeake Bay deadrise
(state boat)
Washington MV President Washington
(became the MV Mahimahi)
Lady Washington 2007[21]

See also


  1. ^ "California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols - State Tall Ship".  
  2. ^ " The State Ship". August 5, 2002. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  3. ^ a b "SOTS: Sites, Seals & Symbols".  
  4. ^ "CIS: State Symbols".  
  5. ^ "Skipjack, Maryland State Boat". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  6. ^ "Title 1, §218: State vessel".  
  7. ^ The Arctic Schooner Bowdoin's History,  
  8. ^ "A.J. Meerwald - NJ's Official Tall Ship". Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  9. ^ "P.L.1998, c.009 (A750)".  
  10. ^ "GS_145-11".  
  11. ^ "Boat, Shad Boat - NCpedia".  
  12. ^ PHMC: State Symbols
  13. ^ "The Pennsylvania General Assembly: House Bill 1071".  
  14. ^ "The Pennsylvania Manual: Symbols" (pdf).  
  15. ^ Snyder, Rod (Fall 1998). "Trails of History: Erie Maritime Museum: A New Museum Opens a Window to History". Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine ( 
  16. ^  
  17. ^ a b "Rhode Island state symbols". Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  18. ^ "2000H-8172aa State Yacht". Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "State Symbols - Texas State Library".  
  20. ^ Washington State Ship: President Washington
  21. ^ "Symbols of Washington State".  

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