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USCGC Bothwell (CGE 21)

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

ex-USS Eagle No. 21

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

Eagle No. 21 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 31 August 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan
  • Launched 15 February 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 21, 31 July 1919
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 19 December 1919
  • Commissioned USCGC Bothwell (CGE 21) 31 December 1919
  • Named for a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I
  • Deployed to the West Coast and made one Bering Sea cruise
  • Decommissioned 3 December 1921
  • Sold 9 April 1923 to the Abraham Bercovich Co. of Oakland, CA and scrapped.


  • 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 Thorny-Croft Bureau Model boilers, one 2,500shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    PE-21 9k

    1st LT Roy Ackerman Bothwell, USCG. Revenue Cutter School of Instruction Class of 1910. The longest serving officer aboard USCG Tampa which was torpedoed and lost during World War I

    Remember the Tampa!
    PE-21 95k c. 1920
    PE-21 131k USCGC Bothwell off San Diego, California, circa 1919-1921
    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein, Jr., 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105811
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Russel R. Waesche, Sr., USCG - Class of 1906 School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service
    Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1945) and the Navy Commendation Ribbon
    Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1936 through 1945 - Retired as Admiral
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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