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WW2 Warships Ships Still Serving 2019 - 2/15/2019 12:19:49 PM   
Trugrit


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A couple of interesting videos:

WW2 Warships Ships Still Serving 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAGbsjM5CE

"Get Off My Bloody Ship” The British Last Stand in Shanghai 1941:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPjS0_nJXdk

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RE: WW2 Warships Ships Still Serving 2019 - 2/15/2019 2:18:25 PM   
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I notice that the website included a bunch of former USCG cutters serving in foreign navies which is not surprising since the Coast Guard has always had a bunch of very old ships. But the site does not include in this report and another another called 'more WW2 warships (or some such) serving in 2019': the USCGC Eagle which is the only sailing vessel in commission in the US armed forces (the USCG has fought in every war as the hard core about which the Navy forms in time of war).

While not a real warship it is a commissioned ship of the United States engaged in training cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy. It actually started 'life' as a German navy ship in 1936 named the Horst Wessel. Supposedly it engaged Soviet aircraft during WW2 before being awarded to the US as a war prize. As a training vessel it has served the USCG Academy since 1946

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RE: WW2 Warships Ships Still Serving 2019 - 2/15/2019 2:44:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: spence

I notice that the website included a bunch of former USCG cutters serving in foreign navies which is not surprising since the Coast Guard has always had a bunch of very old ships. But the site does not include in this report and another another called 'more WW2 warships (or some such) serving in 2019': the USCGC Eagle which is the only sailing vessel in commission in the US armed forces (the USCG has fought in every war as the hard core about which the Navy forms in time of war).

While not a real warship it is a commissioned ship of the United States engaged in training cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy. It actually started 'life' as a German navy ship in 1936 named the Horst Wessel. Supposedly it engaged Soviet aircraft during WW2 before being awarded to the US as a war prize. As a training vessel it has served the USCG Academy since 1946



Last I checked USS CONSTITUTION was still a commissioned vessel of the US.

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RE: WW2 Warships Ships Still Serving 2019 - 2/15/2019 7:37:24 PM   
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quote:

Last I checked USS CONSTITUTION was still a commissioned vessel of the US.


It is.

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RE: WW2 Warships Ships Still Serving 2019 - 2/15/2019 11:07:11 PM   
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Granted that the USS Constitution is still in commission (but it is not in service) so the USCGC Eagle is not the only sailing vessel in commission but it is still in active service as a training vessel. They can make 17-19 kts under sail depending how scary the Captain wants to make it.

When I was a second class the Eagle made it from just off Montauk Point, Long Island to Bermuda in somewhat less than two days. A couple of the foresail hawsers broke loose which made the foc'sle a rather unsafe place to be. The ship was heeled over at least 30 degrees for the whole trip. Wasn't too bad if you got a hammock to sleep in (except for the cramps in the calves) but it sure sucked if one got a bunkbed (like some of my classmates).



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