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Specifications of USCGC Eagle
Operations: Cadet Training, Sail Training
Class: A
Rig: Three-Masted Barque
Year Launched: 1936
Length Overall (LOA): 295 Feet
Sail Area: 22227 Square Feet
Home Port: New London, Connecticut
MMSI: 303990000
Previous Names: Horst Wessel (1936 - 1945)
Permanent Crew: 239

Launched in 1936 as a sail training ship (named Horst Wessel) for the German Navy, this beautiful tall ship was taken as a reparation by the United States following World War II and re-commissioned as Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in 1946. She has served as a training ship for future US Coast Guard Officers ever since.

The experience of training aboard a tall ship like Eagle is able to provide much higher results in the development of core competencies such as teamwork and leadership than would otherwise be gained aboard more modern, computerised vessels, making it an absolutely ideal environment for developing cadets whilst also performing as a floating classroom for all other aspects of their training.

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