We are pleased to invite you to a guided tour on the USS Mount Whitney on June 16 at 9:20 am in Kiel.
REGISTRATION NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE 5:30 TODAY, JUNE 13TH!
Usually stationed in Gaeta, Italy, the flagship of the United States Sixth Fleet pays Kiel a visit during the annual Kieler Woche on its way back to Italy from the annual Baltops maneuver.
All participants are expected at the Hauptwache of the Marinestützpunkt in Kiel (Kiellinie 249, 24106 Kiel) until 9:20 am on June 16 and must bring their ID/Passports with them. The tour will start at 10 am.
Register simply by eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name(s), nationality, date of birth, ID/Ausweisnummer as well as your cell phone number. This is an absolute necessity, without these details, no access will be granted.
We are happy to announce that there won’t be a participation fee for this event.
Please note that registrations won’t be possible after 5:30 pm today and can only be confirmed if all above mentioned information was provided.
We are sorry that this invitation comes on such short notice and hope that some of you are interested in joining the tour!
As usual spaces are limited.
We are delighted to invite you to a tour of the Eagle during its upcoming visit to Kiel on the 10th of May 2019, as part of an annual deployment with cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy. The primary mission is training the cadets and officer candidates, but the ship also performs a public relations role for the Coast Guard and the United States including calls at foreign ports as a goodwill ambassador. The US Consulate General in Hamburg has arranged this unique tour for The American Club members and guests. The exact boarding location and details about the program will be sent to registrants closer to the event.
The ticket price is 10 EUR for Members and 15 EUR (plus fee) for Guests. There is no ticket fee for Members of the Club. Also it is not required to provide an eMail-address for the registration.
You can register and buy your tickets here.
About the Eagle: The ship was built as the German ship “Horst Wessel” in 1936; it served to train German sailors in sail techniques until decommissioned at the start of World War II. The vessel had anti-aircraft armament installed and re-commissioned in 1942, serving for Germany. At the end of the war, Horst Wessel was taken by the U.S. as part of war reparations. Its sister ship, the Gorch Fock is the German Navy’s Sail Training Ship today.
Find out more about the ship here.
Important: We will know the exact dock of the ship briefly before the event only, for security reasons.