Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

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Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

Post by ihoyos » 18 Feb 2020 12:08

According the postcard the wooden Eagle of the ship is in Mystic, Connecticut, but photos of ship show eagle on bow.
does any body knows if that eagle in Mystic still there
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Re: Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

Post by Xavier » 18 Feb 2020 20:39

"1976 brought significant changes to Eagle. The Coast Guard added their "racing stripe" and the words 'Coast Guard' to her otherwise unadorned white hull. In addition, the eagle figurehead on the bowsprit of the ship was replaced. The original eagle figurehead now resides on display in the U.S. Coast Guard Museum in Waesche Hall at the Coast Guard Academy. Finally, in 1976, Eagle received Captain Paul Welling, her first permanent Commanding Officer since Captain Barthold Schnibbe of the German Navy. Previous Commanding Officers had been drawn temporarily from officers assigned to the Academy." source:wikipedia
recent picture of the eagle at its present location in the museum here:
https://www.theday.com/article/20120502/NWS01/305029931

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Re: Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

Post by ihoyos » 19 Feb 2020 10:21

So the Eagle in postcard could be a replica? still there?

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Re: Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

Post by Biber » 21 Feb 2020 16:54

Any photos of the bow eagle while in German service?

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Re: Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 21 Feb 2020 17:37

Several on the net with visible eagle but have not been able to find any close-ups showing anything in detail.

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Re: Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

Post by Xavier » 21 Feb 2020 19:51

the eagle in the park is now at the museum

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Re: Horst Wessel / USS Eagle Coast Guard sail Ship BOW EAGLE

Post by genstab » 23 Feb 2020 14:10

The correct designation of a US Coast Guard Cutter before its name is "USCGC", not "USS", which is used for US Navy ships. The Coast Guard is only part of the Navy during wartime but still keeps the USCGC designation for its ships. At present the Coast Guard is under the Dept. of Homeland Security.
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