DDG 132 Named for USCG World War II Navy Cross Recipient

June 6, 2019 – Secretary of the U.S. Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 132, in honor of U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Quentin Walsh, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his service during World War II. “Capt. Walsh was a hero whose efforts during World War II continue to inspire, and his leadership in securing the French port of Cherbourg had a profound effect on the success of the amphibious operations associated with Operation Overlord,” Spencer said. “For over two centuries, the Navy…

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Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, Band coming to New Bedford

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, ‘America’s Tall Ship,’ is scheduled to visit New Bedford, Aug. 10-13. The 295-foot Barque Eagle is set to dock at the State Pier Friday, Aug. 10, and will have the following free and public tour schedule: Friday, Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 1 -5 p.m. The Coast Guard Band will perform a series of pop-up concerts on Friday throughout the towns of New Bedford and Fairhaven. Additionally, there will be a free concert on Saturday at 6…

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USCGC Eagle 2017 Training Schedule

2017 EAGLE SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE The Coast Guard Barque Eagle will leave Baltimore April 26th bound for New London to commence the 2017 cadet summer training program. Eagle and her crew have been at the Coast Guard Yard facility in Baltimore as part of a Service Life Extension Project that will keep the ship away from its home port of New London, Connecticut, for several years. Eagle, also known as “America’s Tall Ship” is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in U.S. government service. The ship was…

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