About Sloop Providence

     America’s First Warship and Rhode Island’s Official Flagship and Sailing Ambassador History comes to life aboard the Continental Sloop Providence! This 110′ fully rigged sailing vessel is the faithful replica of John Paul Jones’ 18th century first command. During her distinguished naval career, the 12-gun Providence sank or captured 40 British enemy ships!  She was a square-topsail-gaff-rigged sloop, the first ship commissioned into the Continental Navy and the first Command of John Paul Jones....

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Sail Portsmouth Event

Sail Portsmouth Event

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Sail Portsmouth Event

Sail Portsmouth Event

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