BALTIMORE – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foottall ship, returned to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Friday morning after its summer patrol.
The Eaglegot underway fromBaltimoreon May 4, 2018, for the annual cadet summer training cruise. Over 750 Coast Guard Academy cadets have trained aboard the Eagle this summer.
The Eagle visited13 ports of call, foreign and domestic, during cadet summer training and hashosted tours for over 32,000 people while in port. The Eagle has participated in several community relations events,including the Velas Latino America tall ship event in Curacao celebrating the country’s 100thanniversary.
Originally a Germantraining vessel, the cutter was a reparation for the United States after World War II. The Eagle is a three-masted barque with a permanent crew of eight officers and 50 enlisted personnel. In open-ocean waters under full sail, the Eagle can reach speeds of 20 mph.
The Eagle is currently homeported in Baltimore,where it has been undergoing a Service Life Extension Project for the past several years and is scheduled to return to its traditional homeport of New London, Connecticut July 2019.