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

ex-Eagle No. 23

Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - Mike - Boy

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 11 September 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 20 February 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 23, 19 June 1919
  • Designated PE-23, 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 gun mounts, and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Bureau Express boilers, one Poole geared turbine, one shaft.
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    Seneca 164k 4 August 1922
    USCGC Seneca, with PE-23 moored in the background
    Library of Congress photo LC-F81-20152
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ralph Laurence Dodge, USNRF19 June 1919
    02LT Orie Hugh Small, USN1 July 1920
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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