USCGC EAGLE ,ex KM Horst Wessel,inbound at Halifax,Nova Scotia on 17th July 2009.
Horst Wessel was built in 1936 as the second of three (Gorch Fock class) at the Blohm & Voss shipyard,Hamburg, Germany. At a later date, two further copies of this design were completed. She was named after a member of the Nazi Party, Horst Wessel,and commissioned by Adolf Hitler on 17 September 1936.The ship was used to train naval cadets and based on Kiel .
At the end of World War II, the vessel was taken as