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Training Cutters

295’ Barque Eagle
Built in 1936 and named Horst Wessel
a storm trooper who wrote the Nazi party anthem
and died fighting German Communists in 1930
Training ship in the German Navy
Seized as a war prize in 1946
Commissioned into the Coast Guard as the Academy training cutter
Only sailing vessel in commissioned US service
America’s Tall Ship
Model: Yes

Designation Name Class Hull Service Comments Pictures
USCGC Eagle (ex SNS Horst Wessel) WIX 3277 1946 – Active CGH