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

ex-Eagle No. 58

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

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 25 March 1919 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 2 August 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 58, 20 October 1919
  • Designated PE-58, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 27 April 1934
  • Disposed of 30 June 1940
  • 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 250psi Thorny-Croft Bureau Mod. boilers, one 2,500shp Poole turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    PE-58 75k Dry docked at Charleston, SC Joseph P. English (crew member)
    via his son
    George E. English
    PE-58 70k Dry docked at Charleston, SC. Joseph P. English is on the left
    PE-58 134k Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 67639 Mike Green
    PE-58 259k Photos by CWO4 Cecil Wood, USMC Donald Wood
    PE-58 233k Undated postcard Jay Milewski
    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-34, 38, 6, 35, 12, 7, 8, 10, 58 & 25 204k Naval History and Heritage Command states their photo NH 54315 is Mare Island circa 1919. I checked repair availabilities and yard journals at Mare Island for E Boats and determined the following: The photo was taken in December 1920 and showing Eagle boats (PE-34, PE-38, PE-6, PE-35, PE-12, PE-7, PE-8, PE-10, PE-58 and PE-25) at the subase. At the end of the wharf (far right) there are two minesweepers (Brant [AM 24] and Eider [AM 17]) with several submarines moored to these sweepers. Shipyard daily journals (deck logs) indicate that they are F-3 [SS-22] and F-2 [SS-21] Darryl Baker
    Photo added 14 April 2022
    PE-35, 7, 8, 34, 58, 25, 38, 10, 6 & 12 429k c. December 1920/January 1921
    Mare Island Submarine Base
    Bottom to top PE-35, PE-7, PE-8, PE-34, PE-58, PE-25, PE-38, PE-10, PE-6 and PE-12
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo PE 86785 Eagle Dec 1920
    Darryl Baker
    PE-58 442k Replacement photo: c. April 1925
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Original photo: Lawrence W. Lee, Jr.
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    PE-35 & 58 204k c. April 1927
    Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba
    PE-35 inboard of PE-58. The larger ship is likely the USS Argonne (AS 10).
    Joe Radigan
    PE-58 Crew 71k c. 1927/1928
    Joseph Patrick English, age 17/18.
    Joseph P. English
    via his son
    George E. English
    PE-58 Crew 95k c. 1931
    Washington, DC
    PE-58 Crew 93k

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Henry Parsons Samson, USN4 June 1924
    02LCDR Louis Robert Moore, USN16 July 1927
    03LCDR Frank Riley Dodge, USN2 January 1930
    04LCDR John Frederick Bates, Jr.,USN1934
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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