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US Coast Guard Academy New London


31 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320

USCG Academy New London, CT

US Coast Guard Academy New London is one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States. It is the one and only academy with military purposes of the US Coast Guard. The institution supports not less than eight different fields and trains officers in each of them. Admission depends on your merit. The aspirants are referred to as officers in training. The financial side is not important. Every aspect is fully covered by the US Coast Guard, but once they graduate, the officers must perform at least five years in the branch.


The first Coast Guard Academy, then called the Revenue Cutter School of Instruction, was held aboard the two-masted topsail schooner Dobbin. The first class of nine cadets boarded the Dobbin in Baltimore, MD in 1876 for a two-year training mission.


The Academy was a shipboard operation until 1890 when the first land-based campus was established in Curtis Bay, Maryland. In 1910, the Academy was moved to the Revolutionary War fort and Army post at Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut. In 1932, initial construction was completed at the Thames River campus, and the Corps of Cadets officially began training here Sept. 20 of that year.


A 295-foot, square-rigged cutter, Eagle, is the present-day seagoing classroom for future leaders of the Coast Guard. This ship was one of four training vessels operated by the German navy during World War II. It was taken as a war prize and sailed back to New London by a Coast Guard and German naval crew. Known as America’s Tall Ship, Eagle continues the Academy’s sail training tradition of more than 125 years.

Arriving at USCG Academy New London
Providence, R.I./T.F. Green Airport is approximately 50 miles from the New London. Livery Limited offers sedan service for a fee – call (860) 599-8840.


Bradley International Airport is approximately 63 miles from the New London. Livery Limited offers sedan service for a fee – call (860) 599-8840.


Groton-New London Airport. Private planes and 
charter services utilize this airport. There are no commercial airline services at this facility.