Crewmen aboard Horst Wessel standing at  totenwacht over a dead comrade

Gorch Fock-class segelschulschiff training barque; now USCGC Eagle (WIX-327), America’s only active duty square rigger

three masted barque with 269-foot long steel hull and 18,000 sq. feet of square-rigged sails

Won by the U.S. in a lottery of captured but still salvageable German ships, she was sailed to the US Coast Guard Academy where she took the place of the 188-foot Danish merchant academy training ship Danmark, who, interned during the war, had trained thousands of USCG and Merchant Marine officers.