The Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Portsmouth, England on April 26, 2019 at 11am.
Eagle will moor up for 5 days at South Railway Jetty and will be open for free public tours on Saturday, 27 April and Sunday, 28 April. South Railway Jetty is located at Portsmouth Harbor.
Barque Eagle will be open for free public tours on the following dates and times:
- Saturday, April 27: 1000 - 1200 for first responders, military, and government officials; 1100 - 1900 for the public
- Sunday, April 28: 1000 - 1200 for first responders, military, and government officials; 1000 - 1900 for the public
At 90 meters (295 feet) in length, Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in United States government service. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, Eagle was a war reparation for the United States following World War II. Eagle is a three-masted barque with more than 6,797 square meters (22,300 square feet) of sail and 9.7 kilometers (6 miles) of rigging, Eagle has served as a classroom at sea to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience as part of the Coast Guard Academy and Officer Candidate School curriculum.
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