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USCGC McGourty (CGE 16)

Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Jig - Vice

ex-USS Eagle No. 16

Call sign (1919):
George - Cast - Love - Pup

Eagle No. 16 served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard

Eagle Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down 22 July 1918 by the Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI
  • Launched 11 January 1919
  • Commissioned USS Eagle No. 16, 5 June 1919
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 19 December 1920 at New London, CT and commissioned USCGC McGourty (CGE 16)
  • Operated out of Baltimore, MD
  • Decommissioned 16 November 1922 and sold to the Pottstown Steel Co. of Pottstown, PA for $876.00
  • Scrapped.


  • Displacement 710 t.
  • Length 200' 9"
  • Beam 25' 9"
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 18.32 kts.
  • Complement 68
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 gun mounts and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion two Thorny-Croft Bureau Model boilers, one 2,500shp Poole geared turbine, Ford single reduction gear, one shaft.
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    USS Eagle No. 16
    Eagle Boat 16 199k c. 1919
    Charles L. Northrop collection
    Chuck Northrop
    Great Grandson of Charles L. Northrop, ships cook
    USCGC McGourty (CGE 16)
    Eagle Boat 16 4k

    1st LT John Farrell McGourty, USCG, a member of the torpedoed USCGC Tampa, lost during World War I

    Remember the Tampa!

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