EAGLE WIX 327

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Segelschulschiff (Sail Training Ship) for the German Navy (Kriegsmarine)
    Builder - Blohm & Voss Shipyards, Hamburg, Germany
    Gorch Fock Class
    Keel Laid February 15 1936 - Launched June 13 1936

  1. SEGELSCHULSCHIFF HORST WESSEL
    Commissioned September 17 1936

  2. USCGC EAGLE WIX-327
    Following WWII, the Horst Wessel was taken as a war prize by the US.
    Commissioned May 15 1946
Eagle WIX327 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1    (1938-1999)
  2. Covers Page 2    (2000-2010)
  3. Covers Page 3    (2011-)
  4. Official Ship Cachets    (1967-2011)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


 

German Double
Ring Postmark

Deutsche
Kriegsmarine No. 31

1938-04-10

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19380410 1 Front.jpg

N/A

SEGELSCHULSCHIFF HORST WESSEL. Registered, Censored Sailor's Mail


 

German Double
Ring Postmark

Deutsche
Kriegsmarine No. 31

1938-12-26

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19381226 1 Front.jpg

N/A

SEGELSCHULSCHIFF HORST WESSEL. Censored Sailor's Mail


Postal Operations Established May 23 1955 - Postal Operations Discontinued August 11 1955.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2t(n+u)

1955-05-23

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19550523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19550523 1 Front.jpg

First Day of Postal Service. Serviced by John Gill.


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2t(n+u)

1955-07-16

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19550716 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19550716 1 Front.jpg

Last Day of Postal Service. Serviced by John Gill.


Postal Operations Re-established September 10 1987- Postal Operations Discontinued (unknown).


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+)
("USCGC")

1987-10-09

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19871009 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19871009 2 Front.jpg

Certified, Official Ship's Cachet. Serviced by Rich Hoffner.


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u)
("USCGC")

1987-10-09

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19871009 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19871009 1 Front.jpg

Receipt for Certified Mail. Serviced by Rich Hoffner.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. E-41

(Black Ink)

1977-06-17

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19770617 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19770617 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit to Hamburg Germany, official ships cachet.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. E-41

(Blue Ink)

1977-06-17

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19770617 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19770617 2 Front.jpg

Port Visit to Hamburg Germany, official ships cachet used to postmark the stamps.


 

Locy Type F

"PORT EVRGLADES /
FLORIDA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. E-41a

1983-07-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19830704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19830704 1 Front.jpg

Independence Day at Port Everglades Florida, official ships cachet.


 

Locy Type F

"HAMILTON /
BERMUDA 1983"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. E-41a

1983

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19830518 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19830518 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit to Hamilton Bermuda, official ships cachet.


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. E-41b

(Blue Ink)

1990-07-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19900704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19900704 1 Front.jpg

Independence Day, cachet by Detlef H. Clausen


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. E-41b

(Black Ink)

1990-07-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19900704 8 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19900704 8 Front.jpg

Independence Day, cachet by Joe Lynch



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS Pictorial

"Tall Ships Sta."

Philadelphia PA

1982-06-17

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19820617 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 19820617 1 Front.jpg

Tall Ships - Philadelphia, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Tall Ships Sta."

Philadelphia PA

1982-06-21

GregCiesielski Eagle USCGC 19820621 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle USCGC 19820621 2 Front.jpg

Tall Ships - Philadelphia, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Eagle Station"

Fall River MA

1990-08-04

GregCiesielski Eagle USCGC 19900804 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle USCGC 19900804 1 Front.jpg

From the Dennis Pack collection.


 

USPS Pictorial

"Eagle Station"

Fall River MA

1995-08-12

GregCiesielski Eagle USCGC 19950812 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle USCGC 19950812 1 Front.jpg

Postmark shows the Eagle's bowsprit.


 

USPS Pictorial

"Regatta 2000 Station"

San Juan PR

2000-05-25

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000525 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000525 1 Front.jpg

Regatta 2000, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"OpSail 2000 Station"

Norfolk VA

2000-06-16

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000616 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000616 1 Front.jpg

OpSail 2000, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"USCGC EAGLE
WIX-327 Station"

New York NY

2000-07-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000704 1 Front.jpg

OpSail 2000, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"OPSAIL 2000
CT Station"

New London CT

2000-07-12

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000712 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20000712 1 Front.jpg

OpSail 2000, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"USCGC EAGLE
WIX-327 Station"

Norfolk VA

2003-08-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20030804 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20030804 1 Front.jpg

Cadet Cruise - Coast Guard Day, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"USCGC EAGLE
WIX-327 Station"

Philadelphia PA

2003-08-15

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20030815 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20030815 1 Front.jpg

Cadet Cruise 2003, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Port Visit Station"

Jacksonville FL

2004-06-11

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040611 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040611 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit 2004, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Port Visit Station"

Charleston SC

2004-06-17

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040617 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040617 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit 2004, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Port Visit Station"

Newport RI

2004-07-16

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040716 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040716 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit 2004, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Port Visit Station"

Rockland ME

2004-08-06

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040806 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040806 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit 2004, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Cadet Training Station"

New London CT

2004-08-31

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040831 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20040831 1 Front.jpg

Port Visit 2004, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"USCGC EAGLE Station"

Tacoma WA

2008-07-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20080704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20080704 1 Front.jpg

Independence Day 2008, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Arrival Homeport
Station"

New London CT

2008-09-25

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20080925 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20080925 1 Front.jpg

2008 Cadet Cruise Returns Home, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"2011 Cadet
Cruise Station"

New London CT

2011-05-07

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20110507 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20110507 2 Front.jpg

2011 Cadet Cruise, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"USCGC Eagle
WIX 327 Sta."

New London CT

2011-05-15

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20110515 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20110515 1 Front.jpg

65th Anniversary of Commissioning into the USCG, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"75th Anniversary
of Commissioning Sta."

New London CT

2011-09-17

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20110917 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20110917 1 Front.jpg

75th Anniversary of Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Fleet Week
New York Sta."

Staten Island NY

2012-05-23

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120523 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120523 1 Front.jpg

Fleet Week New York, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Tall Ships
2012 Sta."

Norfolk VA

2012-06-08

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120608 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120608 1 Front.jpg

Tall Ships 2012, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Tall Ships
2012 Sta."

Newport RI

2012-08-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120804 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120804 1 Front.jpg

Tall Ships 2012, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Tall Ships
2012 Sta."

New London CT

2012-08-10

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120810 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20120810 1 Front.jpg

Tall Ships 2012, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Cadet Cruise
Sta."

Staten Island NY

2015-06-13

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20150613 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20150613 1 Front.jpg

2015 Cadet Cruise, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"Tall Ships
Delaware River Sta."

Philadelphia PA

2015-06-25

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20150625 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20150625 2 Front.jpg

Tall Ships Delaware River, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS Pictorial

"United States
Coast Guard
22th Anniversary Station"

Portsmouth VA

2015-08-20

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20150820 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20150820 2 Front.jpg

Visit to Portsmouth VA, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"2018 Summer Sail /
Departing Sta."

New London CT

2018-05-12

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20180512 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20180512 1 Front.jpg

2018 Cadet Cruise, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Coast Guard Day /
Station"

Norfolk VA

2018-08-04

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20180804 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20180804 1 Front.jpg

USCG Birthday, postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler, cachet by Michael Brock


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"75th Anniversary Sta."

New London CT

2021-05-15

GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20210515 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Eagle WIX327 20210515 1 Front.jpg

75th Anniversary of Commissioning. Postmark designed by Wolfgang Hechler, cachet by Michael Brock

 

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