This is a list of official U.S. state ships as designated by each state's legislature.
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)||[ citation needed ]|
|Two earlier iterations of USS Arizona||[ citation needed ]|
|California|| Californian |
(state tall ship)
|Colorado||USS Colorado (SSN-788)||2017|
|Connecticut||USS Nautilus (SSN-571)||1983|
| Freedom Schooner Amistad |
(state flagship and tall ship ambassador)
|Delaware|| Kalmar Nyckel |
(state tall ship)
|Massachusetts|| Schooner Ernestina |
(vessel of the commonwealth)
|Maryland|| Skipjack |
|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[ citation needed ]|
|Pennsylvania|| U.S. Brig Niagara |
(flagship of the commonwealth)
|Rhode Island|| Oliver Hazard Perry |
(flagship and tall ship ambassador)
| 12-meter Yacht Courageous |
(winner of 1974 & 1977 America's Cup)
|Texas||USS Texas (BB-35)||1995|
| Elissa |
(state tall ship)
|Utah||USS Utah (BB-31)||[ citation needed ]|
|Virginia|| Chesapeake Bay deadrise |
|Washington||MV President Washington|
(became the MV Mahimahi)
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