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PE-1



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Easy - Jig - Boy

ex-Eagle No. 1



Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - King - Pup

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 7 May 1918 at the Ford Motor Co. Rouge Plant, Detroit, Michigan
  • Launched 11 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 1, 27 October 1918
  • Designated PE-1, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 April 1930
  • Sold for scrap 11 June 1930.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 615 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 25' 9"
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 18.32 kts.
  • Complement 61
  • Armament: One 4"/50 gun mount, one 3"/50 gun mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Croft Bureau Mod. boilers, one 2,500shp Poole turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PE-1 155k 16 June 1918
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-1 52k 11 July 1918
    Exiting builders shed
    The Henry Ford - The Rouge website
    PE-1 126k 11 July 1918
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-1 80k 11 July 1918.
    Eagle No. 1 emerging from the builders shed
    Ford Motor Co.
    PE-1 144k 11 July 1918
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-1 116k 11 July 1918
    Ready for launch
    The Henry Ford - The Rouge website
    PE-1 136k c. 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 69232
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PE-1 137k 6 September 1918
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-1 121k 30 October 1918
    National Archives photos
    PE-1 150k
    PE-1 98k 29 May 1919
    Plymouth, England
    Ascention Day
    "The Three Eagles" Eagle No. 3, Eagle No. 2 and Eagle No. 1
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85436
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Replacement photo added 29 June 2021
    PE-1 78k c. 1919
    Off Portugal bound for Russia
    The Henry Ford - The Rouge website
    PE-1 70k c. May 1919
    Eagle No. 1 and Eagle No. 2 in the English Channel bound for Russia
    PE-1 178k c. May 1919
    Eagle No. 1, Eagle No. 2 and Eagle No. 3 at San Miguel, Azores bound for Russia
    PE-1 44k 22 May 1919
    Operating in northern waters with U.S. Naval Forces, Northern Russia
    The Sub Chaser Archives
    PE-1 197k At Murmansk, Russia
    U.S. Navy photo by the Keystone View Co. from the September 1919 edition of "Our Navy" magazine
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Walter L. Hawk, USN27 October 1918
    02LT John P. Sasse, USN1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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