This is a 36" exclusive edition of the US Coast Guard Eagle; the model is uniquely identified by a laser cut hull serial number. Our stunning U.S. Coast Guard model is handcrafted from beautiful wood such as rosewood, mahogany, teak, and along with various other exotic wood. The hull is constructed using a plank on frame method and each strip of exotic wood are carefully join together to form a smooth hull. This model is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen.
You will be amazed at how real it looks. The ship is painted in actual lustrous two-tone color red and white. On the ship, you will spot amazing details such as: wooden bowsprit, foremast, mainmast, and mizzen mast. They are all connected to numerous fabric sails with detailed stitching, all rigging are painstakingly fastened by hand in matching colors. Wooden machine with metal chain use to secure and dropping anchor are at the beakhead.
There’s a large wooden cabin with 4 doors on the main deck. On the quarter deck, a navigational area with metal steering wheels, 2 wooden boats, and a wooden cabin. An additional metal steering wheel can be found on the top deck. The beakdeck and the quarter deck are surrounded with metal fences. You can easily spot the U.S. Coast Guard symbol and letters on the side of the hull, and lots of metal rings above of the waterline. There’s also a wooden rudder and a metal propeller to help the ship maneuver in the right direction.
An attached wooden stand with a nameplate engraved “U.S Coast Guard” is standard on this model. Our model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts, only the highest quality wood and metal parts.
Our U.S Coast Guard model is carefully secured and packed inside a wooden crate for shipping purposes.
This U.S. Coast Guard model comes fully-assembled and ready for display.
The Eagle is a three-masted sailing Barque with 21,350 square feet of sail. It is homeported at the CG Academy, New London, Connecticut. It is the only active (operational) commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. maritime services. (One of five such Training Barques in world. Sister ships include: MIRCEA of Romania, SAGRES II of Portugal, GORCH FOCK of Germany, and TOVARICH of Russia.) The Eagle bears a name that goes back to the early history of the United States oldest contiunous seagoing service. The first Eagle was commissioned in 1792, just two years after the formation of the Revenue Marine, the forerunner of todays Coast Guard.
Todays Eagle, the seventh in a long line of proud cutters to bear the name, was built in 1936 by the Blohm & Voss Shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, as a training vessel for German Naval Cadets. It was commissioned Horst Wessel and following World War II was taken as a war prize by the United States. On May 15, 1946, the barque was commissioned into U.S. Coast Guard service as the Eagl and sailed from Bremerhaven, Germany to New London, Connecticut. Eagle serves as a seagoing classroom for approximiately 175 cadets and instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
It is on the decks and rigging of the Eagle that the young men and women of the Academy get their first taste of salt air and life at sea. From this experience they develop a respect for the elements that will be with them throughout their lifetime. They are tested and challenged, often to the limits of their endurance. Working aloft they meet fear and learn to overcome it. The training cadets receive under sail has proven to be an invaluable asset during their subsequent Coast Guard careers.
On Eagle, cadets have a chance to practically apply the navigation, engineering and other training they receive in classes at the Academy. As upper-class cadets, they perform the leadership functions normally handled by junior officers. As under-class cadets, they fill positions normally taken by the enlisted crew of the ship, including helm watch at the huge brass and wood wheels used to steer the vessel. Sailing in Eagle, cadets handle more than 20,000 square feet of sail and 5 miles of rigging. Over 200 lines must be coordinated during a major ship maneuver, so cadets must learn the name and function of each line.
The ship readily takes to the task for which it was designed. Eagles hull is built of steel, four-tenths of an inch thick. It has two full length steel decks with a platform deck below and a raised forecastle and quarterdeck. The weatherdecks are three-inch-thick teak over steel. When at home, Eagle rests alongside a pier at the Coast Guard Academy on the Thames River. The Academy was originally founded in 1876 with a class of nine students on board the Revenue Cutter Dobbin. In 1932, a permanent Academy was built on land donated by the New London community. Enrollment at the Academy numbers approximately 700 men and women, all of whom sail at one time or another on Americas only active duty square rigger.