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Patrol Yacht:

  • The fourth Eagle was built in 1890 as Almy by Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE for Frederic Gallatin
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 April 1898 and renamed Eagle
  • Commissioned USS Eagle 5 April 1898
    (The 1911 and 1914 editions of Ship's Data, U.S. Naval Vessels shows date of commissioning as 26 March 1898)
  • Decommissioned 23 May 1919 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME
  • Sold 3 January 1920 and renamed Reina Victoria
  • Believed scrapped in 1927.


  • Displacement 434 t.
  • Length 177'
    1911 - 155' 6"
  • Beam 24'
  • Draft 11' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
    1911 - 15.5 kts.
  • Complement 67
    1911 - 63
    1914 - 67
  • Armament: Two 6-pounder rapid fire mounts and two Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single-ended cylinderical boiler, one 850ihp vertical inverted triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Eagle 35k Photo taken from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst
    Eagle 74k 23 February 1914
    Miragoane, Haiti
    At "Dress Ship" in observance of Washington's Birthday
    Roland Green
    Eagle 99k Hoisting lifeboat
    Eagle 62k Ships bridge, looking forward
    Eagle 109k Port au Prince, Haiti
    Eagle 122k Standing on the boat boom
    Eagle 85k Whaleboat racing
    Eagle 134k Taking lead line readings from a "steamer"
    Eagle 115k Looking aft from ships bridge
    Eagle 88k Looking forward in rough sea
    Eagle 62k Using a sextant to determine position of the ship
    Eagle 96k Survey tower ashore
    Eagle 92k
    Paducah 201k In drydock at the Portsmouth Navy Yard New Hampshire in September, 1916 astern of Paducah. Gunboat No. 18
    Courtesy of John G. Krieger, 1967
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 43475
    Mike Green
    Eagle 222k In dry dock at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H. in September, 1916
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 54334
    Eagle 135k c. October 1917
    Havana Harbor, Cuba
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 54335
    Eagle 157k c. 1917
    At the time that she was commanded by Lieutenant H. Kent Hewitt
    Photographed and donated by Mr. John G. Krieger, who was a machinist's mate on the USS EAGLE, and donated by him in 1967
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 64949
    Eagle 30k Tommy Trampp
    Eagle 41k
    Eagle 76k c. 1918
    Eagle's basketball team. In the center is ENS Eddy Earle Ellwood, USNRF

    Commanding Officers
    01LT William Henry Hudson Southerland, USN - USNA Class of 1872
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    5 April 1898
    02LT Moses Lindley Wood, USN - USNA Class of 1875
    Retired as Commodore
    1902 - 1904
    03ENS Walter A. Moehren, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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