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ex-Eagle (SP 145)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1909 by J. M. Bayles and Son, Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY for Colonel William G. Hester of Brooklyn, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Eagle (SP 145), 10 September 1917
  • Renamed SP-145 in April 1918 to avoid confusion with the Patrol Yacht Eagle
  • Assigned to the Third Naval District, the boat spent her entire World War I era career in the vicinity of New York City
  • Struck from the Navy list in March 1919
  • Sold in June 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 52 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 4'
  • Speed 11.2 kts.
  • Complement 14
  • Armamant: One 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two 60hp Murray and Tregurtha gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motor Yacht Eagle
    SP-145 83k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service
    U.S. Navy photos NH 101592 and NH 101593
    Naval Historical Center
    SP-145 68k
    USS SP-145
    SP-145 127k Stuck in the ice near USS Indiana (Battleship No. 1), Winter 1917-1918. The original photo was captioned "Too Heavy to Buck -- So Near and Yet so Far."
    Collection of Arthur J. Rozett.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103537
    Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SP-145
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