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Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Xray - George

ex-Eagle No. 27

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 22 October 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 1 March 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 27, 14 July 1919
  • Designated PE-27, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy Register 11 October 1945
  • Sold 4 June 1946 and scrapped at Boston, MA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists sale date as July 1946.


  • Displacement 710 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 25' 9"
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 18.32 kts.
  • Complement 68
  • Armament: One 4"/50 mount, one 3"/50 dual purpose mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Craft Bureau Modified 250psi boilers, one 2,500shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Eagle Boat 103k An unidentified "Eagle" towing targets Lawrence W. Lee, Jr.
    PE-27 145k Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85472
    Mike Green
    PE-27 148k Photographed during the 1920s, with another "Eagle Boat" alongside
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 79969
    Eagle Boat 111k Photo caption: "EAGLE 27 (PE-27) and EAGLE 48 (PE-48) are tied up abrest at Pier 6 at the Boston Navy Yard, Nov. 1940. Hammerhead Crane 7, recently moved to Pier 6 from the yard's Shipways as part of the expansion of the yard's shipbuilding capabilities, in the background
    U.S. Navy photo NY2-1371-40, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-11005
    Stephen P. Carlson
    Eagle Boat 300k Photo from Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet, © 1945 by James C. Fahey, Associate, United States Naval Institute Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Beverly Armistead Hartt, USN1934
    02LCDR H. C. Speed, USNR1940
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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