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

ex-Eagle No. 4

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 21 May 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 15 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 4, 14 November 1919
  • Designated PE-4, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 April 1930
  • Sold 11 June 1930
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 710 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 25' 9"
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 18.32 kts.
  • Complement 68
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 mounts, two .50 cal. machine guns and one Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Craft Bureau Model boilers, one 2,500shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Eagle No. 4
    PE-4 85k Unidentified PE under construction Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PE-2 162k PE-2, PE-3 and PE-4 under construction
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    USS PE-4
    PE-4 374k c. 1920
    SC-285 outboard of PE-4
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 74649
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-4 161k c. 1920
    Coco Solo Submarine Base, Panama
    Courtesy of Warren S. McEachern, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 82341
    Mike Green

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