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"Eagle" patrol vessels (1918-1919)

Eagle No1 1918

PE19 1941

PE19 1943

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PE1 Eagle No1 Ford Motors, Detroit 5/1918 11/7/1918 10/1918 stricken 4/1930
PE2 Eagle No2 Ford Motors, Detroit 5/1918 19/8/1918 10/1918 stricken 4/1930
PE3 Eagle No3 Ford Motors, Detroit 5/1918 11/9/1918 11/1918 stricken 4/1930
PE4 Eagle No4 Ford Motors, Detroit 5/1918 15/9/1918 11/1918 stricken 4/1930
PE5 Eagle No5 Ford Motors, Detroit 5/1918 23/9/1918 11/1918 stricken 4/1930
PE6 Eagle No6 Ford Motors, Detroit 6/1918 16/10/1918 11/1918 stricken 10/1930
PE7 Eagle No7 Ford Motors, Detroit 6/1918 5/10/1918 11/1918 stricken 10/1930
PE8 Eagle No8 Ford Motors, Detroit 6/1918 11/11/1918 10/1919 stricken 10/1930
PE9 Eagle No9 Ford Motors, Detroit 6/1918 8/11/1918 8/1919 stricken 3/1930
PE10 Eagle No10 Ford Motors, Detroit 7/1918 9/11/1918 10/1919 sunk as target 19/8/1937
PE11 Eagle No11 Ford Motors, Detroit 7/1918 14/11/1918 5/1919 stricken 9/1934
PE12 Eagle No12 Ford Motors, Detroit 7/1918 12/11/1918 11/1919 sold 12/1935
PE13 Eagle No13 Ford Motors, Detroit 7/1918 9/1/1919 4/1919 stricken 3/1930
PE14 Eagle No14 Ford Motors, Detroit 7/1918 23/1/1919 6/1919 stricken 10/1930
PE15 Eagle No15 Ford Motors, Detroit 7/1918 25/1/1919 6/1919 stricken 2/1934
PE16 Eagle No16, 12/1919- McGourty Ford Motors, Detroit 7/1918 11/1/1919 6/1919 Coast Guard cutter 12/1919, sold 11/1922
PE17 Eagle No17 Ford Motors, Detroit 8/1918 1/2/1919 7/1919 wrecked 19/5/1922
PE18 Eagle No18 Ford Motors, Detroit 8/1918 10/2/1919 8/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE19 Eagle No19 Ford Motors, Detroit 8/1918 30/1/1919 6/1919 stricken 3/1945
PE20 Eagle No20, 1/1920- Scally Ford Motors, Detroit 8/1918 15/2/1919 7/1919 Coast Guard cutter 1/1920-9/1920, sold 11/1922
PE21 Eagle No21, 12/1919- Bothwell Ford Motors, Detroit 8/1918 15/2/1919 7/1919 Coast Guard cutter 12/1919, sold 4/1923
PE22 Eagle No22, 3/1920- Earp Ford Motors, Detroit 9/1918 10/2/1919 7/1919 Coast Guard cutter 3/1920, sold 5/1923
PE23 Eagle No23 Ford Motors, Detroit 9/1918 20/2/1919 6/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE24 Eagle No24 Ford Motors, Detroit 9/1918 24/2/1919 7/1919 stricken 4/1930
(PE25) Eagle No25 Ford Motors, Detroit 9/1918 19/2/1919 6/1919 wrecked 11/6/1920
PE26 Eagle No26 Ford Motors, Detroit 9/1918 1/3/1919 9/1919 sold 8/1938
PE27 Eagle No27 Ford Motors, Detroit 10/1918 1/3/1919 7/1919 sold 6/1946
PE28 Eagle No28 Ford Motors, Detroit 10/1918 1/3/1918 7/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE29 Eagle No29 Ford Motors, Detroit 11/1918 8/3/1919 8/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE30 Eagle No30, 12/1919- Carr Ford Motors, Detroit 11/1918 8/3/1919 8/1919 Coast Guard cutter 12/1919, sold 11/1922
PE31 Eagle No31 Ford Motors, Detroit 11/1918 8/3/1919 8/1919 sold 5/1923
PE32 Eagle No32 Ford Motors, Detroit 11/1918 15/3/1919 8/1919 sold 3/1947
PE33 Eagle No33 Ford Motors, Detroit 12/1918 15/3/1919 8/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE34 Eagle No34 Ford Motors, Detroit 1/1919 15/3/1919 8/1919 stricken 4/1932
PE35 Eagle No35 Ford Motors, Detroit 1/1919 22/3/1919 8/1919 sold 6/1938
PE36 Eagle No36 Ford Motors, Detroit 1/1919 22/3/1919 8/1919 sold 2/1936
PE37 Eagle No37 Ford Motors, Detroit 1/1919 22/3/1919 8/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE38 Eagle No38 Ford Motors, Detroit 1/1919 29/3/1919 7/1919 sold 3/1947
PE39 Eagle No39 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 29/3/1919 9/1919 sold 6/1938
PE40 Eagle No40 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 5/4/1919 9/1919 stricken 10/1930
PE41 Eagle No41 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 5/4/1919 9/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE42 Eagle No42 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 17/5/1919 10/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE43 Eagle No43 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 17/5/1919 9/1919 stricken 3/1930
PE44 Eagle No44 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 24/5/1919 9/1919 stricken 5/1938
PE45 Eagle No45 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 17/5/1919 10/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE46 Eagle No46 Ford Motors, Detroit 2/1919 24/5/1919 9/1919 stricken 12/1930
PE47 Eagle No47 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 19/6/1919 9/1919 sold 12/1935
PE48 Eagle No48 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 24/5/1919 9/1919 sold 10/1946
PE49 Eagle No49 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 14/6/1919 9/1919 stricken 5/1930
PE50 Eagle No50 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 18/7/1919 9/1919 stricken 4/1930
PE51 Eagle No51 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 14/6/1919 9/1919 sold 8/1938
PE52 Eagle No52 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 9/7/1919 9/1919 sold 8/1938
PE53 Eagle No53 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 13/8/1919 10/1919 stricken 3/1930
PE54 Eagle No54 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 17/7/1919 9/1919 stricken 3/1930
PE55 Eagle No55 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 22/7/1919 9/1919 sold 3/1947
PE56 Eagle No56 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 15/8/1919 10/1919 sunk 23/4/1945
PE57 Eagle No57 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 29/7/1919 9/1919 sold 3/1947
PE58 Eagle No58 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 2/8/1919 10/1919 stricken 6/1940
PE59 Eagle No59 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 12/4/1919 9/1919 sold 8/1938
PE60 Eagle No60 Ford Motors, Detroit 3/1919 13/8/1919 10/1919 sold 8/1938

 

Displacement normal, t

500

Displacement full, t

615

Length, m

61.2

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Poole geared steam turbine, 2 Bureau Express boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

18.3

Fuel, t

coal 105 + oil 45
Endurance, nm (kts) 3500 (10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX, 1 x 1 - 76/52 Mk X, 1 'Y'-type DCT

Complement

61

   

Ship project history: Purpose-built ASW ships created soon after introduction of the USA into First World War as alternative for more expensive destroyers. New ships should carry armament, sufficient for a duel with surfaced submarine, have speed not less than 18kts and comprehensible to operations in conditions of Northern Atlantic seaworthiness. In total it was supposed to build 100 ships for the USN and 12 more for Italy. The building contract of all series was received by Henry Ford's Auto company. For decrease in industrial expenses and in consideration of absence of contractor`s sufficient experience of shipbuilding the project has been as much as possible simplified, in particular, a number of curved surfaces have brought to a minimum, having changed them, whenever possible, the flat. The hull was flush-decked. On early design stages it was supposed to arm new ships by two 76/50mm guns and twin 533mm TT, however against 150mm guns of German submarine cruisers similar armament looked too weak, therefore soon TT was disappeared from project, and artillery have strengthened by two 102mm guns. Originally designed diesels at the desire of Ford were refused in favour of more light steam turbines: changes made to the project conducted to displacement growth that called into question possibility of achievement of 18kts speed.

On contract conditions all 100 ships of Eagle class for USN should be commissioned till the end of 1918, however because of corrections of project lead ΠΕ1 has been accepted by Navy only in October, 1918. A month later war was over and necessity in Eagles has disappeared, and building of 72 ships (including all "Italians") has been cancelled.

Modernizations: 1942 - 1943, most survived: - 2 x 1 - 102/50, 1 DCT; + 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 2 DCR

1/1946, PE27, 32, 38, 48, 55, 57: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 11, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10/11 ASWRL, 2 DCR

Naval service: Eagle No25 wrecked 11/6/1920. PE17 was wrecked off Long Island 19/5/1922 during heavy gale. PE56 was sunk by German submarine U853 23/4/1945 off Portland (E US coast).

Eagle No57

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