Thursday, September 19, 2013

USCGC Eagle ~ Port Call

The Barque USCG C(utter) EAGLE makes a port call in Portsmouth VA, an Official Coast Guard City.







The majestic sailing ship, the Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE, provides USCG Academy cadets and officer candidates with their first taste of sea and salt air. Built in Germany in 1936 and recommissioned by the United States at the close of World War II, the EAGLE is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes.

EAGLE's home port is New London , Conn. , on the Thames River at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. The EAGLE's primary mission is training for cadets and officer candidates. However, the Coast Guard accommodates requests for a limited number of port visits each year, when these do not interfere with the cutter's primary training mission.


(Rough Draft)
Photos and descriptions of the EAGLE's visit will be posted over the next few days.



 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Eagle_(WIX-327)

http://www.uscga.edu/display.aspx?id=2558

http://www.uscg.mil/community/Eagle.asp

Portsmouth VA is home to the Commander Fifth Coast Guard District and Commander Atlantic Area.

 
Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
By the USCG Band

2 comments:

Clyde said...

The photo at the top is hanging in the Coffee Shoppe in Olde Towne Portsmouth. It is poster-size and printed on metallic paper. Let me know if you'd like a copy.

Clyde said...

The photo at the top is hanging in the Coffee Shoppe in Olde Towne Portsmouth. It is poster-size and printed on metallic paper. Let me know if you'd like a copy.