Eagle sails in: Many boats accompany tall ship into Ports. Harbor

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Eagle sails in: Many boats accompany tall ship into Ports. Harbor

Post  Donzel on Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:47 pm

PORTSMOUTH — "The 295-foot United States Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived in Portsmouth on Friday carrying 211 members of the Coast Guard."

Here is the article:  Cutter Eagle




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Post  fshnski on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:58 pm

Awesome pictures!
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Post  News Hawk on Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:53 am

It's actually a "modern" ship, taken from the Nazi Navy as war reparations following WWII. (It has a history of shooting down enemy warplanes—and one "friendly").

Originally named the SSS Horst Wessel (pronounced "vessel" Laughing ) after the martyred SA leader. (The Horst Wessel Song became the Nazi National Anthem).

Shocked  The spars are steel. (!)

It has sailed at 19-knots. Surprised It takes six to steer in heavy weather.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Eagle_(WIX-327)
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Post  Donzel on Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:55 am

Nice image of the helm; known as the "triple helm".


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Post  Donzel on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:16 am

Look at the scrap metal behind the ship.  Probably most of this scrap metal is headed for China where it will be used to make something that will be sold back to us.


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Post  WHL on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:25 am

They ARE so pretty!
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