US Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle To Visit Bermuda

July 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Friday [July 21] at 10.00am.

A spokesperson said, “Eagle will be moored along Front Street in Hamilton and will be open for free public tours on Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23.

“Eagle’s free public tour dates and times are listed below:

  • Friday, July 21: 12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m. [Public Tours]
  • Saturday, July 22: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. [VIP, First Responders, Military and Government Officials]; 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. [Public Tours]
  • Sunday, July 23: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. [VIP, First Responders, Military, and Government Officials]; 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. [Public Tours]

U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle Tall Ship Bermuda July 21 2023

“As the only active duty sailing vessel of the United States government, Eagle has served as a classroom at sea to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering leadership and professional development experiences as part of the Coast Guard Academy and Officer Candidate School curriculum. While sailing the high seas and visiting ports around the world, Coast Guard cadets and officer candidates practice leadership and technical skills needed for success in the maritime environment.

“Hamilton, Bermuda marks the seventh port call of Eagle’s 11-week training evolution for Coast Guard Academy [CGA] cadets. Many Coast Guard and Academy practices are steeped in what the CGA mission refers to as ‘the sea and its lore,’ traditions that date back to the golden age of sail, when vessels like Eagle made up the Navy and Revenue Cutter Service, the precursor of the modern United States Coast Guard.

“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.

“Captain Jessica Rozzi-Ochs, the Commanding Officer, and crew members will be available for media interviews aboard Eagle on Friday, July 21, after Eagle moors at 10:00 a.m. Coast Guard Barque Eagle and its crew look forward to sharing their experiences and knowledge with you as they showcase the only active-duty tall ship in the American seagoing services.

“For a continuous stream of information about Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle, including port cities, tour schedules, current events, as well as cadet and active-duty crewmember photographs, follow the ‘United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE’ Facebook page. All U.S. Coast Guard imagery is in the public domain and can be shared.”

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