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U.S.C.G. barque EAGLE HalfHull
« on: December 29, 2006, 01:28:35 AM »

The USCG EAGLE is the USA square rigger.
She is a reminder of our sea going past- The EAGLE as represented today was originally the German vessel "Horst Wessel". She had five sister ships and was built in 1936. The EAGLE is 295' long the beam is 39.37' and she carries 22000 sq. feet of sail. Though she is a square rigger she is a very modern sailing ship at the peak of sailing technology. Each cadet that passes through the academy serves on the EAGLE. The EAGLE is very special, it is our tall ship. This EAGLE Half Hull was commissioned by the USCG Academy for permanent placement in Chase Hall. It is from the Capt. J. Peter Jones Collection.
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Re: U.S.C.G. barque EAGLE HalfHull
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 03:49:21 AM »
Here are some cool videos of the U.S.C.G. Eagle

The Eagle was one of five sister ships built before WW2 for the German Navy as training ships. Her original name is SSS Horst Wessel. She was taken as a war prize in 1946 by the Coast Guard and has been in service as the training ship for the US Coast Guard Academy ever since. She is the only active ship of her kind in the military.

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