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ex-Eagle (SP 145)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Dog - Jig

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1909 as Mahary 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 11 March 1919
  • Sold 25 June 1919
  • Registered in 1927 to Henry K. Browning of New York, NY as the yacht Gracemere
  • Registered in 1933 to Julius Petersen of Nyack, NY as the yacht Gracemere
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 52 t.
  • Length 80'
    1927 - 74.5'
  • Beam 14'
  • Draft 4'
    1927 - 6.8'
  • Speed 11.2 kts.
  • Complement 14
    1927 - One
  • Armament: One 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two 60hp 4-cylinder Murray and Tregurtha gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motor Yacht Eagle
    Eagle 33k Namesake: Eagle - A large bird of prey of the falcon family, noted for its strength, size, grace, keenness of vision, and powers of flight, chosen for the national seal of the United States of America Tommy Trampp
    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

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS William C. Mills, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for SP-145
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