Horst Wessel Sails To Portsmoth N.H.

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The Piscataqua Maritime Commission proudly hosts Sail Portsmouth each summer, and will again on August 1-4  2019 bring the USCGC Eagle/ SSS Horst Wessel  to the New Hampshire Seacoast. Activities include the Parade of Sail, Deck Tours, Captain’s Reception, Day Sails, Exhibits, Food, Music, and Souvenirs.

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Though there are a few U-Boats one can visit at museums, this is the only actively commissioned “Ghost Ship” of the Third Reich.

Rudolf  Hess gave the speech at her launch in the presence of Adolf Hitler, and Horst Wessel’s mother christened the new ship with a bottle of champagne. The name was given in tribute to the SA leader  who had been accorded martyr status by the NSDAP.

If you live in the North East of the United States, I can not think of a better way to Honor this living legacy of our gone but not forgotten heroes.

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Read the full article on the history of this fine sailing vessel here

 

 

 

 

Published in: on July 27, 2019 at 1:46 am  Leave a Comment