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USCGC Eagle off Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21 May 2014

Caption     USCGC Eagle off Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21 May 2014 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Coast Guard
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Horst Wessel   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place San Juan, Puerto Rico
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan John Chanter says:
13 Apr 2021 12:40:58 AM

The German sail training ship Horst Wessel (launched June 13, 1936) was taken by the United States after the war as part of the war retributions. Renamed Eagle she displaces 1,634 tons and has a sail area of 21,530 sq. ft.

Dimensions: 265¾ (pp), 295¼ (o a) x 39⅓ x 15¾ feet (mean), 16⅓ (max).

Machinery: Two M.A.N. auxiliary diesel engines (700 bhp at 10 knots).

Fuel: 48 tons.

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Lat/Long 18.4738, -66.1243
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