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USCGC EAGLE BARQUE (WIX 327)

 

The Eagle Experience

Over the next few months, we are very excited to complete dry dock availability and commence the 2017 training program. Throughout the summer, Eagle will train cadets and officer candidates, teaching them practical seamanship skills while indoctrinating them in the Coast Guard’s afloat leadership laboratory.

Built at the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, Eagle is one of three sail-training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of the war, the ship was taken as a war reparation by the U.S., re-commissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut, which has been her permanent homeport ever since. Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets, and more recently officer candidates, an unparalleled leadership experience at sea.

We are looking forward to a tremendous voyage of safe and exciting sailing, hard work, and in-depth leadership training with the future officers of the Coast Guard.

-The crew of the Coast Guard Barque Eagle 

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DC2 Brookes Evans and DC2 Christopher Stevenson worked together to fix a broken pipe that led to some flooding in the sick bay. Great job today!
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The crew of the Eagle ran some pretty intense damage control drills today!
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Coast Guard 4th Class Cadet Alexander Mastel demonstrated how to don an Immersion Suit during an abandon ship drill today!
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The Eagle had a few problems with one of its reverse osmosis machines. The engineering team here were up to the task though, and made quick work of the casualty.
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Seaman Jeremy Turner stepped (way) up when it came to fixing the National Ensign on the Eagle when a shackle broke loose.
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Congratulations to BM1 Joseph Gribbins and DC2 Brookes Evans for becoming Permanent Cuttermen!
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Congratulations to Rebecca Ann Sanders for advancing from Fireman Apprentice to Fireman and furthering her Coast Guard career! Thank you for all your hard work!
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A little bit of wind and rain didn't stop us from working those sails!
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The Cadets worked the sails on the Eagle today! A lot of heights were involved.
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The Cadets continued with more training that included celestial navigation and damage control!
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So it begins! The cadets have arrived aboard the Eagle and started their voyage.
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This photo is filled with so much greatness. Thank you Captain Luke and Chief Dillman for returning to EAGLE and sailing with us again!
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Our guests also got a chance to work the sails with us!
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We set sail for New London, Connecticut with guests from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Coast Guard Foundation, and New London Rotary Club, with a little help from students in the New London High School ROTC program!
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Our very own DC2 Brookes Evans performing live at Sail Newport!!
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Come check out EAGLE 🦅 today! We will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Please find EAGLE’s most up to date schedule at: <a href="https://www.uscga.edu/eagle-schedule/" target="_blank">https://www.uscga.edu/eagle-schedule/</a>
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EAGLE observing colors in Newport, RI &#129413;
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EAGLE shows support for the #turnthetideonplastic and #cleanseas movements! Let&#39;s do our part to lessen plastic usage and keep it from polluting the seas.