List of U.S. state ships

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

State legislature (United States) legislature of a U.S. state

A state legislature in the United States is the legislative body of any of the 50 U.S. states. The formal name varies from state to state. In 25 states, the legislature is simply called the Legislature, or the State Legislature, while in 19 states, the legislature is called the General Assembly. In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the legislature is called the General Court, while North Dakota and Oregon designate the legislature the Legislative Assembly.



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)
1987 [12] [13]
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 Oliver Hazard Perry
(flagship and tall ship ambassador)
[[File:|240px]]2018 [19]
12-meter Yacht Courageous
(winner of 1974 & 1977 America's Cup)
2000 [19] [20]
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)
1983 [22]
Lady Washington Lady Washington.jpg 2007 [23]

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