US COAST GUARD
United States Coast Guard Eagle (WIX-327), also known as the Barque Eagle, (formerly Horst Wessel) is a 295-foot (90 m) barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service, and one of only two commissioned sailing vessels, along with USS Constitution. She is the seventh Coast Guard cutter to bear the name in a line dating back to 1792, including the Revenue Cutter Eagle, which famously fought the British man-of-war Dispatch during the War of 1812.
The ship was built as the German sail training ship Horst Wessel in 1936; it served to train German sailors in sail techniques until decommissioned at the start of World War II. The vessel was given anti-aircraft armament and re-commissioned in 1942. At the end of the war, Horst Wessel was taken by the U.S. as war reparations.
Highlights about this Sovereign of the Seas model ship:
- Our model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- Ready for Immediate Display – Not a Model Ship kit
- Anchors, guns, decorations, and other intricate details sculpted of metal
- Meticulously sewn sails, keep shape and do not wrinkle
- Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood…. all will go through processing step pre-construction.
- Sovereign of the Seas model ships are build according to scale through original plans, drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy.