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Eagle, 1946

 

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Kreigsmarine Training Vessel Horst Wessel

Hand-written caption: "Sailing is living!  May, 1938 'Horst Wessel'."
Photo by Willi Schafer; Kiel.


Training Ship Horst Wessel

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.

Training Vessel Horst Wessel

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.

Training Vessel Horst Wessel

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.


Eagle preparing to sail from Germany after World War II

Original caption reads: "The Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE laying at a shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany being rigged and outfitted for her voyage to the United States.  The square rigged sailng vessel was the former German Training ship 'Horst Wessel'.  The bombed buildings of Bremerhaven are in the background."  Photo dated 16 April 1946; Photo No. 8.
Photo by "Ruley" (?).


Eagle under sail, no date listed.

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.

Eagle tied up to a dock, no date.

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed

A closeup of Eagle's Nazi figurehead

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.


Eagle under way, under sail in a gale, circa 1954

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.

Eagle, circa 1954.

President Harry S. Truman on board USCGB Eagle.

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.

President Harry Truman at Eagle's helm, circa 1953.


Eagle under sail, circa 1961.

Original caption reads: "295-FT. Three-masted Training Bark (sic) USCGC EAGLE (WIX-327) crossing North Atlantic on Cadet Practice Cruise.  Homeport: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn."; Photo dated 25 July 1961; no photo number.
Photo by PHC Leonard Webb.




Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visiting the USCGB Eagle

No caption.  Photo dated 15 August 1962.  Photo No. CPI-08-15062-6-D.
Photographer not listed.

A photo of President John F. Kennedy visiting USCGB Eagle

No caption.  Photo dated 15 August 1962.  Photo No. CPI-0815062-13-B.
Photographer not listed.

President John F. Kennedy visits the USCGB Eagle

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.

President John F. Kennedy aboard the USCGB Eagle

Original caption reads: "August 15, 1962--President john F. Kennedy addressing Cadets while visiting on board the U.S Coast Guard Academy training bark EAGLE, during the bark's first port-of-call at Washington, D.C.  Dignitaries seen in first row behind the President (l to r): Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard  Admiral Edwin J. Roland, USCG Under Secretary of the Treasury Henry Fowler, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury James A. Reed."  Photo  No. 23277; photo by Robert L. Knudsen.

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More: information / images of President John F. Kennedy's 1962 visit on board Eagle.




Eagle under sail, circa 1961.

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.

Eagle, circa 1964.

Close up of Eagle's mainmast.

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.

Eagle in New York Harbor, 1976.

Original caption reads: "USCGC EAGLE HOSTS OPERATION SAIL 1976 -- The 295-ft. three-masted U.S. Coast Guard Academy training barque leads the marine parade in New York as hostess for Operation Sail 1976 massing of tall ships and other sailing vessels from 30 countries in celebration of America's bicentennial on July 4.  EAGLE hosted the first Operation Sail sponsored by England's Sail Training Association which took place in July 1964 and was highlighted by a marine parade in New York."; Photo dated 4 August 1976; Photo No. 3CGD-070476.
Photographer not listed.

Eagle in New York Harbor with World Trade Center in background

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.

Eagle in New York Harbor, later-1970s.

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Overhead photograph of Eagle

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.

Eagle, circa 1991.

No caption/date/photo number; photographer not listed.

Eagle, circa 1991.




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