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Call sign:
Nan - Item - Charlie - King

ex-Eagle No. 57

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan 29 March 1919
  • Launched 27 July 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 57, 15 October 1919
  • Designated PE-57, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Sold 5 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 mount, one 3"/50 mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two 250psi Thorny-Craft Bureau Model boilers, one 2,500shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PE-57 119k Darryl Baker
    PE-57 79k Taku Glacier, Alaska
    Photo from Old Ship Picture Galleries
    Joe Radigan
    PE-57 124k c. Summer 1923
    Taku Glacier, Alaska
    Photo courtesy of LT Raymond F. Farzell, USNR
    Darryl Baker
    PE-57 296k 27 May 1933
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Photo by Walter E. Frost from City of Vancouver Archives
    Michael Mohl
    PE-57 398k 29 May 1933
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Photo by Walter E. Frost from City of Vancouver Archives
    PE-57 196k In Alaskan waters prior to World War II
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85440
    Mike Green
    PE-57 71k c. August 1942
    PE-57 59k U.S. Navy photo from the October 1956 edition of All Hands magazine Joe Radigan
    PE-57 100k U.S. Navy photo from the September 1967 edition of All Hands magazine

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Robert Nicholson Scott Clark, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral1936
    02LCDR H. D. Batterton, USNNovember 1940
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the "Eagle" Class Patrol Craft PE-57
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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