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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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Thank you for hosting such an unforgettable tall ship event, Curaçao! The Eagle crew was honored to be a part of it. Dank u en tot ziens! Tot de volgende keer.
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Congratulations to the new Sailor of the Quarter, MK2 Chapman! Well done, shipmate!
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Another successful Eagle reception! Curacao has been a wonderful host, bringing several nation's tall ships and crews together.
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Congratulations on your advancement to E3, Fireman Sanders!
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Message home!
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The Eagle has landed in Curaçao, and the view is beautiful!
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We are so excited to be a part of Velas Latinoam&#233;rica Cura&#231;ao 2018 to celebrate a number of key milestones and bicentenaries for many South America nations, including the Proclamation and Oath of the Independence of Chile in 1818. The event will strengthen bonds between the Navies and nations participating. Check out the event here! <a href="https://tallshipsnetwork.com/events/velas-latinoamerica-curacao-2018/" target="_blank">https://tallshipsnetwork.com/events/velas-latinoamerica-curacao-2018/</a>
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The Eagle hit some pretty big seas on the way to Cartagena, but that won&#39;t stop the training schedule! Cadets experienced a simulation of ruptured pipes and flooding bulkheads. They learned how to keep calm and respond.
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Three cheers for the first first standing his first watch! Cadet First Class Max McCrary is the first of the cadets to qualify as an open ocean officer of the deck. Congratulations!
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Making our way to Cura&#231;ao!
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The Eagle hosted a reception while in Cartagena with military leaders and Colombian cadets in attendance.
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Cartagena, you are beautiful. Thank you for welcoming the Eagle crew to your wonderful city. Muchas gracias y saludos!
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Make it fun! Teams of cadets race to see how fast they can correctly dress-out one of their members in firefighting equipment.
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The Eagle had some special guests onboard from Puerto Rico to Honduras. Coast Guard Academy alumni Hank Tessier and Tom Sullivan, class of 1978, were selected to be a part of the Eagle crew once again!
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Here is the fifth sister ship for you to meet! The Gorch Fock I was later known as Tovarishch when the Soviet Union put it in service as a training vessel from 1951 to 1993. In 2003, it was moved to Stralsund, Germany, and rechristened Gorch Fock. While the ship is not in sailing condition, it has been used as a museum. The sister ships were all built by the Hamburg, Germany, company Blohm and Voss in the 1930s as training platforms. By the end of WWII, they were distributed as war prizes to various countries. The crews of these vessels will always have a connection to one another through their storied past.
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We see you, Cartagena, and can&#39;t wait to meet you officially! Stop by and tour the Eagle while we are in town. Here are the details: Who: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle What: Open for public tours Where: Edurbe Pier, Terminal Tur&#237;stico, Cartagena When: July 9, 2018, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 10, 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11, 2018, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. #Cartagena #Colombia
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Congratulations on your advancement, DC1 Stevenson!
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"Teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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