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Eagle (US Training Ship) 1936

Postby shipstamps » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:10 pm

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The American training ship Eagle makes her first appearance on the 17c. stamp. She was bought by the Americans from Germany in 1945 for training service with the American Coast Guard. Built in 1936 by Blohm, and Voss, at Hamburg, for use as a German sail-training vessel, she was launched as the Horst Wessel. Displacement is 1,634 tons and she carries a complement of 289 including 200 midshipmen. Dimensions are: length 295 ft. o,a; beam 39ft. Auxiliary MAN oil engines of 700 b.h.p. Fuel 48 tons, speed 10 knots. She has a sail area of 21,530 sq. ft.
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Re: Eagle (US Training Ship)

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 pm

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Built under yard No. 508 as a steel training vessel by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg for the German Navy.
15 February 1936 keel laid down.
13 June 1936 launched under the name HORST WESSEL named after Horst Wessel a SA Sturmfüher 1907 – 1930. A martyr of the Nazi cause, or a thug by others. She has three sisters.
Displacement 1.755 tons, dim. 89.3 x 11.90 x 5.20m. (draught).
Barque rigged, sail area 1983m²
Auxiliary engine, one 8-cyl. MAN diesel, 750 hp., speed 10 knots.
Accommodation for 78 crew and 220 cadets.
17 September 1936 commissioned.

After completing she was moved to Kiel, were the crew and cadets boarded the vessel on 20 September 1936.
Till outbreak of World War II used for training voyages, she visited Las Palmas, the waters of Norway and the West Indies and visited Edinburgh in the U.K.
1939 When war broke out laid up at Kiel and used as stationary training ship for petty officers of the German navy.
May 1940 used as training ship by the Marine Hitlerjugend at Stralsund.
From January 1941 used as auxiliary for the staff tender HELA till 21 May 1941.
Thereafter again used as a stationary training vessel at Kiel for the German Navy.
18 April 1943 commissioned under command of Capt. Barthold Schnibbe. Thereafter used in the Baltic for transport of cargo and personnel.

After the war ended she was handed over to the USA at the US Naval Base at Bremerhaven.
15 May 1946 commissioned in the US Coast Guard service as EAGLE (WIX-327), the seventh vessel to carry the name EAGLE in the US Coast Guard.
Under command of Capt. Schnibbe and a crew of 40 she sailed on 30 May 1946 from Bremerhaven for New Londen, Connecticut, the new homeport of the vessel.

After arrival there used by the Coast Guard Academy at New London.
Complement 19 officers, 46 crew and 175 cadets and instructors.
September 1954 when underway to Bermuda she weathered out a hurricane.
1964 Hosted OpSail as part of the World’s Fair, and again in 1976 during the United States ‘Bicentennial celebration.
1976 She got the ‘racing stripe’ on the bow of the Coast Guard, as seen on the Ireland stamp.
1980 Her MAN engine replaced by a Carterpilar diesel. Range by 7.5 knots, 5.450 miles under diesel only.
1986 Hoisted the centennial celebration for the Statue of Liberty.
Also used for Tall Ships races.

Turks & Caicos Islands 2001 60c sg?, scott?
USA 1978 envelope.
Central African republic 2013 MS sg?, scott? (in margin of sheet.)
Djibouti 2018 240FD sg?, scott?

2012 Still used as a training vessel by the US Coast Guard.

Source: De Laatste Grote Zeil Schepen by Otmar Schäuffelen.
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Re: Eagle (US Training Ship) 1936

Postby Arturo » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:09 pm

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Re: Eagle (US Training Ship) 1936

Postby Arturo » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:32 pm

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Eagle (US Training Ship) 1936

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Re: Eagle (US Training Ship) 1936

Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:24 am

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This stamp honors the United States Coast Guard for its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing its vital maritime interests.
In an oil painting on masonite, renowned aviation artist William S. Phillips depicts two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter EAGLE, a three-masted sailing ship known as “America’s Tall Ship,” and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, the standard rescue aircraft of the Coast Guard.
One hundred years ago the agency received its current name, when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the 1915 “Act to Create the Coast Guard.” The origins of the Coast Guard, however, go back to 1790, when President George Washington signed into law an act that provided for a fleet of ten boats, or “revenue cutters,” to aid in “the collection of duties … imported into the United States.”
Today’s Coast Guard has 38,000 active-duty men and women; 8,000 Reservists; and many volunteer auxiliary personnel. In addition to saving lives at sea, their responsibilities include enforcing maritime law, overseeing aids to navigation, carrying out icebreaking operations, protecting the marine environment, responding to oil spills and water pollution, ensuring port security, supporting scientific research at sea, combating terrorism, and aiding in the nation’s defense.
Phil Jordan was the art director for the stamp.
The United States Coast Guard stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

USA 2015 Forever stamp sg?, scott?
Source: USA Post.
Ierland 2005 65c sg1747, scott?
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Re: Eagle (US Training Ship) 1936

Postby advanderpol46 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:10 am


Also on the Eire stamp Michel number 1659 from 2005
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