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Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Zebra - Jig

ex-Eagle No. 32

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 30 November 1918 by the Ford Motor Co. Rouge Plant, Detroit, Michigan
  • Launched 15 March 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 32, 4 September 1919
  • Designated PE-32, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 7 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Sold 3 March 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 710 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 25' 9"
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 18.32 kts.
  • Complement 68
  • Armament: One 4"/50 gun mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Craft Bureau Model 250 psi boilers, one 2,500 shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PE-32 152k Original photo: Probably at San Francisco, CA after World War I
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Replacement photo: San Francisco, CA after World War I
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1978
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 86967
    Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Mike Green
    PE-32 230k Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U. S. Navy photo NH 85437
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PE-32 174k c. 1919 Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PE-32 281k Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
    View of part of the Yard's waterfront, 8 March 1926. Ships alongside the pier in the foreground are (from left to right): Eagle 32 (PE-32); USS Swallow (AM-4); and USS Thompson (DD-305). USS Idaho (BB-42) is in the drydock in the right center background, and Coal Barge No. 132 is tied up in front of the drydock entrance
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45227
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Carter Alston Printup, USN1934
    02LTJG Douglas Harold Fox, USN - USNA Class of 1926
    Awarded two Navy Crosses (1942)
    03LTJG Ernest Bradford Ellsworth, Jr., USN - Retired as Rear Admiral1938
    04LCDR H. W. Hallin, USNR1940
    05LCDR David R. Wallace, USNR1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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