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ex-Eagle No. 42

Call sign:
George - Cast - Nan - Jig

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 13 February 1919 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 17 May 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 42, 3 October 1919
  • Designated PE-42, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 April 1930
  • Sold for scrap 11 June 1930 at Roxbury, MA
  • Scuttled in Massachesetts Bay 15 May 1931.


  • Displacement 710 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 25' 9"
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 18.32 kts.
  • Complement 68
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 gun mounts and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Craft Bureau Model 250psi boilers, one 2,500shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    PE-42 47k c. 1919
    Photo from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PE-42 259k 15 November 1920
    At the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH. The destroyers Israel (DD 98), Taylor (DD 94) and Ringgold (DD 89) are in the background. Photo taken from PE-59.
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-59 167k 15 November 1920
    PE-59 undergoing inclining experiments at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH. PE-42 is directly astern of PE-59 and the destroyers Israel (DD 98), Taylor (DD 94) and Ringgold (DD 89) are in
    the background.
    National Archives photo

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