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Call sign (1924):
Nan - Item - Charlie - Charlie

ex-Eagle No. 52

Call sign (1919):
George - Have - King - Nan

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 10 March 1919 by Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 9 July 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 52, 10 October 1919
  • Designated PE-52, 17 July 1920
  • Sold 29 August 1938
  • 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"/40 mount, two .50 cal. machine guns and one Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Croft Bureau Mod. boilers, one 2,500shp Poole turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PE-52 222k Off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 14 June 1926
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 54325
    Mike Green
    PE-52 99k c. 1930's
    Philadelphia Navy Yard
    David Wright
    Photo added 28 May 2021
    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. (AP Wire photo) (h50845pxb) 1938)"
    From Michael Strout's collection of Associated Press photos
    Jonathan Eno

    Commanding Officers
    01LT DeForest Loys Trautman, USN1934
    02LTJG Clanton Earl Austin, USN1935
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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