The significance of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s role shaping the U.S. Navy cannot be understated. Perry’s pivotal success in the Battle of Lake Erie
The Oliver Hazard Perry Shipyard is a 501(c)(3) leading the Perry Shipyard Project, an initiative to bring a decommissioned Perry Class Frigate, specifically the USS Halyburton (FFG-40), to Erie, PA and open it to the public as a museum ship.
This will be a dynamic way to educate the public, many of whom have never boarded a fighting vessel, on its role, capabilities, and life onboard the ship. Our mission is to honor veterans and share the remarkable story of Oliver Hazard Perry and his legacy.