Talk:USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)
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This page for the Eagle claims that the USCGC Eagle "is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American government service." However the USS Constitution is also a sailing vessel that is actively commissioned in American Government service. I know that the Constitution no longer sails (except for one short voyage in 1997). However she certainly meets the requirements of the statement in this article. Maybe the wording could be changed to "the only active commissioned vessel that sails regularly" with a parenthetical remark to the Constitution? If no one objects or changes the article suitably, I will do so in the next couple of days. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 00:02, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
The Eagle is not a Coast Guard Cutter (CGC). Does anyone else think the title of this article needs changing? ScottyBoy900Q 15:31, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- I think you'd need to have a little chat with the Coast Guard and talk them into changing their nomenclature (and website) first. As near as I can figure, while the ship is not technically a "cutter" as we normally think of it, the USCG now calls all their larger vessels "cutters", and Eagle happens to fall into that category. (As you can see from history and redirs, this one has already had more than its share of titling confusion!) Stan 19:19, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)
A dup with possibly useful bits:
"== USCGC EAGLE =="
The USCGC EAGLE, "America's Tall Ship," is a 295' barque used as a training cutter for members of the US Coast Guard. Each summer, EAGLE conducts cruises with cadets from the US Coast Guard Academy, OC's from the Officer Candidate School, or enlisted recruits embarked for periods ranging from a week to 2 months. These cruises fulfill multiple roles; the primary mission is training the cadets, but the ship also performs a valuable public relations role. Often, EAGLE will make calls at foreign ports as a goodwill ambassador.
EAGLE was initially constructed at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936. Her original name was HORST WESSEL, named for a member of the Nazi Party. She was one of three identical vessels used to train recruits for service in the Kriegsmarine. At a later date, two further copies of this design were completed. At the end of World War II, the four vessels then existent were distributed to various Allied nations as war reparations. They became TOVARISCH [ex-GORCH FOCK] (Russia), SAGRES II [ex-ALBERT LEO SCHLAGETER] (Portugal), MIRCEA (Romania), and EAGLE (USA). After the war, West Germany constructed the fifth vessel of the class, named GORCH FOCK II.
During her many years of service, EAGLE has traveled to ports throughout the United States and the world. In the early 1980's she undertook a yearlong cruise to Australia from her home at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. During this cruise Academy instructors were embarked to conduct the cadets' courses underway. At other times, EAGLE has participated in various Tall Ship races and events. Some of the most notable have been the various incarnations of Operation Sail, most notable being the bicentennial OpSail '76.
Length Overall...............295 feet
Length on waterline..........233 feet
Draft (fully loaded).........17 ft
Height of main & fore masts..147.3 ft
Height of mizzenmast.........132 ft
Sail Area....................21350 sqft "
Stan 03:23, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- The above numbers do not match the official numbers at http://www.uscga.edu/eagle/eagle_stats.aspx --- Skapur 22:57, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
The revision is not so much a rewrite as a new layout. The article has been given section headings and the ship's measurements have been put in tabular form. A second photo and some more history have been added. Obviously, Stan's material on this page has been a resource. B00P 05:30, 10 May 2006 (UTC)