Oliver Hazard Perry

United States Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the son of USN Captain Christopher Raymond Perry and Sarah Wallace Alexander, a direct descendant of William Wallace. He was an older brother to Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry who compelled the opening of Japan.

He served in the War of 1812 against Britain. Perry supervised the building of a fleet at Erie, Pennsylvania, at the age of 27. He earned the title "Hero of Lake Erie" for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal and the Thanks of Congress. His leadership materially aided the successful outcomes of all nine Lake Erie military campaign victories, and the fleet victory was a turning point in the battle for the west in the War of 1812.

Perry became embroiled in a long standing and festering controversy with the Commander of the USS Niagara, Captain Jesse Elliott, over their conduct in the battle, and both were the subject of official charges that were lodged. In 1815, he successfully commanded the Java in the Mediterranean during the Second Barbary War. So seminal was his career that he was lionized in the press (being the subject of scores of books and articles), has been heavily memorialized, and many places and ships have been named in his honor.

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... Tisdale Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate 10 February Japan Setoshio Yūshio-class submarine 21 March United States Newport News Shipbuilding Newport News, Virginia Houston Los Angeles-clas ... Groves Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate 25 April United States Electric Boat Groton, Connecticut City of Corpus Christi Los Angeles-class submarine 25 April ... Hall Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate 4 August Japan Shirayuki Hatsuyuki-class destroyer 25 September Germany Blohm + Voss Hamburg La Argentina ...
Australian Light Destroyer Project - Cancellation
... subsequently considered by the Navy were the United States' Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates and a variant of the British Type 42 destroyer armed with SM-1 surface to air ... design capable of meeting the Navy's requirement, and stated that the Oliver Hazard Perry design was "a second rate escort that falls short of the DDL requirements on virtually every respect" ... to fit SM-1 missiles to the Type 42, and this led the government to approve the purchase of two Oliver Hazard Perry ships from the United States in April 1974 ...
Oliver Hazard Perry - Eponymous Ships
... Commodore Perry has been repeatedly honored with ships bearing his name ... USS Perry (1843), a sailing brig 1843–1865 ... USS Commodore Perry (1859) was an armed side wheel ferry built in 1859 by Stack and Joyce, Williamsburg, N.Y ...

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