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Roland
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:49 pm    Post subject: USCGC Eagle Reply with quote

This BBC article tells the story of a WW2-era German tall ship that was acquired by the US as spoils after the war. It is still in use as a training vessel for new US Coast Guard recruits.

Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33543706
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Rusty Edge
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes wonder about why the various nations still have tall ships for training, or at least they used to.

But since they are rescuing sailing yachts sometimes, it doesn't hurt to get that grasp of winds and currents.

My favorite part of the article- "SOB first class"
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sparticus
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An impressive looking ship nonetheless.
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ronnraymore
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Semper Paratus Reply with quote

It B war prize captured from the dastardly German fleet...arrrgh! Fair booty in war, put to saving lives...it B!)
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