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ex-Eagle No. 17

Call sign (Early 1919):
George - Cast - Love - Quack

Call sign (Late 1919):
Nan - Easy - Jig - Xray

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 3 August 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan
  • Launched 1 February 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 17, 3 July 1919
  • Designated PE-17, 17 July 1920
  • Struck a sandbar 19 May 1922 during heavy gale about one mile off Amagansett, Long Island, NY
  • Became a total loss 22 May 1922
  • No lives lost
  • Struck from the Navy list 11 October 1923.


  • Displacement 615 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 18.3 kts.
  • Complement 61
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 gun 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-17 49k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    PE-17 159k Hampton Roads, VA ATC Alex Hester, USN
    PE-17 72k c. 1920
    Courtesy of Mr. Donald M. McPherson, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85471
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    PCUCDR Ralph A. Koch, USN23 July 1918
    ??LT John Charles Rickertts, USN16 June 1921
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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