Eagle and her crew have returned to the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, for an extensive dry dock availability beginning in September 2016. The availability continues a multi-year Service Life Extension Project (SLEP) that will prepare Eagle to continue her service for many years to come.
Eagle, also known as “America’s Tall Ship” is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. The ship was built in 1936 in Germany, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, one of three sail training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of World War II, Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States, re-commissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut. Eagle provides an unparalleled at-sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Follow Eagle’s Facebook page for updates throughout the dry dock availability and continue checking back for the 2017 summer training schedule.