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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.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PE-2 162k PE-2, PE-3 and PE-4 fitting out
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-2 40k 19 October 1918
    Eagle No. 2, Eagle No. 3, Eagle No. 4, Eagle No. 5, Eagle No. 6 and Eagle No. 7 fitting out
    The Henry Ford - The Rouge website
    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-3 241k 29 May 1919
    Plymouth, England
    Ascention Day
    Jay Milewski
    PE-1 178k c. May 1919
    Eagle No. 1, Eagle No. 2 and Eagle No. 3 at San Miguel, Azores bound for Russia
    The Henry Ford - The Rouge website
    PE-3 75k 20 May 1920
    Hammerfest, Norway
    Bound for Arkhangelsk (Archangel), Russia
    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
    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
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