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

ex-Eagle No. 47

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 3 March 1919 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 19 June 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 47, 4 October 1919
  • Designated PE-47, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy Register 13 August 1935
  • Sold 30 December 1935
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 615 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 18.3 kts.
  • Complement 61
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 gun mounts, one 3"/50 gun mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Craft boilers, one 2,500shp Poole turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PE-47 200k Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 1377 Mike Green
    PE-47, 35 & 58 119k USS Eagle 47 (PE 47), Eagle 35 (PE 35) and Eagle 58 (PE 58) at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, during the 1920s
    Courtesy of Lieutenant Gustave Freret, USN, (Retired), 1972
    U.S. Navy photo NH 76131
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PE-47 42k c. 1922
    Photo taken by Larry Sharp's Great Grandmother on her honeymoon off of Catalina Island, CA
    CWO2 Larry Sharp, USN

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR James Bothwell Will, USN14 July 1925
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    View the PE-47
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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