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Call sign (1924):
Nan - Easy - King - Baker

ex-Eagle No. 19

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 6 August 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan
  • Launched 30 January 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 19, 25 June 1919
  • Designated PE-19, 17 July 1920
  • On 15 February 1942 picked up survivors from the Brazilian merchant Buarque that was torpedoed by the German submarine U-432, 30 nautical miles south-west of Cape Henry in position
    3635'N, 7520'W and landed at Norfolk, VA
  • Struck from the Navy list 10 March 1945
  • Destroyed 6 August 1946.


  • Displacement 615 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 18.3 kts.
  • Complement 61
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 gun mounts, one 3"/50 mount 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-19 70k Photo from U.S.Warships of World War One by P.H. Silverstone Robert Hurst
    PE-19 209k c. 1919
    Boston Navy Yard
    PE-19, USS PE-46, moored outboard of an unidentified PE. An unidentified Omaha class cruiser and unidentified battleship
    Photo from the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
    Mike Green
    PE-19 129k c. 1920
    Courtesy of Commander D. J. Robinson, USN, (Ret), 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85769
    PE-19/PE-46 100k Eagle Boats PE-46 and PE-19 were among the few to remain on active duty as escort vessels for the Navy during the 1920s. The huge winches, which can be seen mounted on the forecastle decks, handle Eagles anchors. In the 1930s and during World War II, these winches were used to tow targets and provide salvage work Lawrence W. Lee, Jr.
    PE-19 & 46 176k USS Eagle 46 (PE-46) and USS Eagle 19 (PE-19), at The Boston Navy Yard, during the early 1920's. Boston Navy Yard Floating Crane No. 35 (YD-35) at left
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 54324
    Robert Hurst
    Photo added 21 December 2021
    PE-19 261k 11 April 1930
    Boston Navy Yard
    In the Marine Railway
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
    Boston Public Library
    PE-19 310k 24 June 1934
    Boston Navy Yard
    Identification of the ships, top to bottom is: Farragut (DD-348); to the left, a Lake class USCG cutter and to the right either Modoc or Mojave; PE-19; Texas (BB-35); New York (BB-34); French Sloop D'Entrecasteux and Constitution
    Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
    PE-19 188k c. 1935
    Boston Navy Yard
    PE-19, USS Nantucket (IX-18) and USS Constitution (IX-21)
    Photo from the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
    Mike Green
    PE-19 93k c. mid 1940s
    Straits of Florida
    Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen
    CDR Lou Chirillo, USN, Ret.
    PE-19 83k Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME
    Laid up with other PEs
    Portsmouth Navy Yard photo 1010
    Joe Radigan
    PE-19, 55, 27 & 26 176k PE-19, PE-55, PE-27 and PE-26 laid up at Portsmouth Navy Yard Jay Milewski

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR J. T. Nelson, USN1923
    02LT Kinloch Chafee Walpole, USN - USNA Class of 19311938 - June 1940
    03LCDR John Paul Barker Barrett, USN - USNA Class of 1923
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    June 1940
    04LT Frank Daniel "Giamby" Glambattista, USN - USNA Class of 1927
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    05LT Preston Hasbrouck, USNR1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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