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

ex-Eagle No. 53

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 17 March 1919 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 13 August 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 53, 20 October 1919
  • Designated PE-53, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy list 24 March 1930
  • Sold 26 May 1930/26 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, and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Craft Bureau Mod. boilers, one 2,500shp Poole turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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