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Call sign:
Nan - Item - Charlie - George

ex-Eagle No. 55

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 17 March 1919 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 22 July 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 55, 10 October 1919
  • Designated PE-55, 17 July 1920
  • The tanker R. P. Resor was torpedoed by the German submarine U-578, 26 February 1942, five miles off Sea Girt, DE at 3947'N, 7326'W. PE-55 attacked sound contact in the vicinity without result
  • Decommissioned 8 January 1946 and struck from the Naval Register
  • Sold 3 March 1947
  • 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, one 3'/50 mount, two .50 cal. machine guns and one Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Thorny-Craft Bureau Model 250 psi boilers, one 2,500 shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    PE-55 Crew 110k USS Newton (IX-33) with USS YP-11 and PE-55 at Jersey City, N.J., in 1935
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 66889
    Mike Green
    PE-55 Crew 168k In New York harbor prior to World War II
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85438

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Evan White Yancey, USN - USNA Class of 1931June 1938 - June 1939
    02LCDR M. F. Stiling, USNR1940 - 1941
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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