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Call sign (1924):
Nan - Easy - Xray - Fox

ex-Eagle No. 26

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 25 September 1918 by Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 1 March 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 26, 1 October 1919
  • Designated PE-26, 17 July 1920
  • Sold 29 August 1938
  • 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, one 3"/50 mount, two .50 cal. machine guns and one Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Bureau Express boilers, Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    PE-26 149k c. 1920
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 54319
    Mike Green
    PE-59 302k PE-26 on the left side of the picture with the PE-59 on the right during the Naval Review on the Hudson River, New York City on 27 July 1923. The boats and launch are traveling north with Grants Tomb on the right. The white river steamer is approximately west of 125th street. It is believed that the PE's were anchored in the Naval Anchorage off the 125th street area and the two launches were carrying dignitaries during the review. Before and after WW II, there was a battleship anchorage with buoys north of 125th street
    Photo from the ADM Joseph Peck Collection
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PE-59, 60, 52, 26, 51 & 44 198k 21 July 1938
    Philadelphia, PA
    Photo caption: "PHILADELPHIA - 21 July - UNCLE SAM IN BOAT BUSINESS - These six decommissioned "Eagle Boats" built during World War days to chase subs, are tied up at the Navy Yard here, awaiting the highest bidder. Navy officials will open bids Aug. 18. (APWire photo) (h50845pxb) 1938)"
    From Michael Strout's collection of Associated Press photos
    Jonathan Eno

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Paxton Hotchkiss, USNRF1 October 1919
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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