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

ex-Eagle No. 46

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 24 February 1919 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 24 May 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 46, 3 October 1919
  • Designated PE-46, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy list 18 December 1930 and transferred to the United States Shipping Board
  • Returned to Navy custody 13 June 1932
  • Sold 10 December 1936
  • 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-19 209k c. 1919
    Boston Navy Yard
    PE-19, USS PE-46, moored outboard of an unidentified PE. An unidentified Omaha class cruiser and unidentified battleship
    Photo from the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
    Mike Green
    PE-19/PE-46 100k Eagle Boats PE-46 and PE-19 were among the few to remain on active durty as escort vessels for the Navy during the 1920s. The huge winches, which can be seen mounted on the forecastle decks, handle Eagles anchors. In the 1930s and during World War II, these winches were used to tow targets and provide salvage work. Lawrence W. Lee, Jr.

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