Van Nostrand, New York, 1977, ISBN:0442252668:
Seller ID: 105993
McGOWAN, Gordon, Capt. The Skipper & the Eagle. Foreword by Captain Alan Villiers. New York : Van Nostrand (1960). Pp. (4),v-ix,(1),1-214). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Myron Smith, The United StatesNavy and Coast Guard, 1946-1983 : A Bibliography 7970; USCG,. United State s Coast Guard Annotated Bibliography (1982) p.36. Dustjacket adds this subtitle: How a Coast Guard officer made a German prize of war into a United States ship at the end of World War II, and sailed it home through trade winds and a hurricane. How the barque Horst Wessel became the USCGS Eagle. "... View More...
Sea History Press, National Maritime Historical Society, Peekskill, N.Y., 1998, ISBN:0930248090:
Seller ID: 83918
McGOWAN, Gordon, Capt. The Skipper & the Eagle. Foreword by Captain Alan Villiers. Introduction by Peter Stanford. Afterword by Capt. Robert J. Papp, Jr. Peekskill, N.Y.: Sea History Press, National Maritime Historical Society, (1998). First Printing thus. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-239,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt ship to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Originally published by D. Van Nostrand (Canada) in 1960. “This rousing yarn of how the US Coast Guard barque Eagle sailed from war-torn Germany to become 'America's Tall Ship' makes good reading for all hands who care about the... View More...