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

ex-Eagle No. 60

Call sign (1919):
George - Have - Love - Boy

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 31 March 1919 by Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched, 13 August 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 60, 27 October 1919
  • Designated PE-60, 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"/50 mount, two .50 cal. machine guns and one Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two 250psi Thorny-Croft Bureau Mod. boilers, one 2,500shp Poole turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Eagle No. 60
    PE-60 161k Line drawing by A. D. Baker, III from U. S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    PE-60 191k c. 1919
    Exiting builders shed
    The Henry Ford - The Rouge website
    PE-60 183k c. 1919
    Detroit, MI
    Dressed overall with flags prior to launching
    Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: David Wright
    PE-60 123k Original photo: c. 1919
    Detroit, MI
    Dressed overall with flags prior to launching
    Replacement photo: Dressed in flags being launched at the Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, 13 August 1919
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 70995
    Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Mike Green
    PE-60 248k Undated postcard of launching Jay Milewski
    PE-60 114k Photo from the 31 August 1918 edition of The News Scimiter, Memphis TN Mike Mohl
    Photo added 7 December 2020
    PE-60 41k c. 1919
    Detroit, MI
    Robert Hurst
    USS PE-60
    PE-60 238k 26 October 1920
    Norfolk Navy Yard
    Yard Craft Wayne of Buffalo, New York in foreground; PE-60, U.S. Navy Freight Lighter 85, USS Proteus (AC-9) and USS Redwing (AM-48) in the background
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo, Catalog No. 75504
    Mike Green/font>
    PE-60 161k 8 March 1921
    National Archives photos
    Dan Treadwell
    PE-60 128k
    PE-60 159k
    PE-60 350k 8 March 1921
    Norfolk Navy Yard
    In dry dock
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 75510
    Mike Green
    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. (APWire photo) (h50845pxb) 1938)"
    From Michael Strout's collection of Associated Press photos
    Jonathan Eno

    View the PE-60
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Booklet of General Plans
    from the Historic Naval Ships Association website
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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