Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Eagle-Class Patrol Craft
Photo Archive


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

ex-Eagle No. 3

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 16 May 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 11 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 3, 11 November 1919
  • Designated PE-3, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 April 1930
  • Sold 11 June 1930
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 615 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 18.3 kts.
  • Complement 61
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Bureau Express boilers, Poole geared turbine, one shaft.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PE-2 162k PE-2, PE-3 and PE-4 under construction
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-1 98k c. 1918/1919
    Plymouth, England
    Eagle No. 3, Eagle No. 2 and Eagle No. 1 at Ascension Bay
    Courtesy of Mr. William H. Davis
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85436
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PE-3 39k 22 May 1920
    Archangel, Russia
    Serving with U.S. Naval Forces Operating in Northern Waters - U.S. Naval Forces, Northern Russia
    The Sub Chaser Archives

    Commanding Officers
    01LT James Joseph Joyce, USN11 November 1918
    02LCDR Gordon Rowe, USN1918
    03LCDR Norman Scott, USN - USNA Class of 1911
    Rear Admiral Scott was killed in action, November 1942 - Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart
    (November 1942)
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the PE-3
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the Eagle Class Patrol Craft (PE) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail ebmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History