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Call sign (1924):
Nan - Item - Boy - Quack

ex-Eagle No. 44

Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - Nan - Love

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 20 February 1919 by Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 24 May 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 44, 30 September 1919
  • Designated PE-44, 17 July 1920
  • Disposed of 14 May 1938
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-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

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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