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

ex-Eagle No. 5

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 28 May 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI for allotment to Italy
  • Transfer to Italy canceled
  • Launched 28 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 5, 19 November 1919
  • Designated PE-5, 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 4"/50 mounts, two .50 cal. machine guns and one Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Bureau Express boilers, Poole geared turbine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Eagle No. 5
    PE-5 196k 8 July 1918
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    USS PE-5
    PE-5 142k Original photo: Dressed overall with flags trapped in the ice at Quebec, Canada
    Replacement photo: Post card showing PE-5 frozen in the ice at Quebec while serving as a Naval Reserve training ship
    Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Tommy Trampp

    View the PE-5
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ralph Laurence Dodge, USNRF19 November 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan
    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

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