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I was doing some reading I found some USN History that some may not know about - Eagle Boats!

The Eagle class patrol craft were a set of steel ships smaller than destroyers but having a greater operational radius than the wooden-hulled, 110-foot (34 m) submarine chasers developed in 1917. The submarine chasers' range of about 900 miles (1,400 km) at a cruising speed of 10 knots (19 km/h) restricted their operations to off-shore anti-submarine work and denied them an open-ocean escort capability; their high consumption of gasoline and limited fuel storage were handicaps the Eagle class sought to remedy.

They were originally commissioned USS Eagle Boat No.1 (or 2,3..etc.) but this was changed to PE-1 (or 2,4.. etc.) in 1920. They never officially saw combat in World War I, but some were used during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. PE-19, 27, 32, 38, 48 and 55–57 survived to be used in World War II.

Attention turned to building steel patrol vessels. In their construction, it was necessary to eliminate the established shipbuilding facilities as possible sources of construction as they were totally engaged in the building of destroyers, larger warships, and merchant shipping. Accordingly, a design was developed by the Bureau of Construction and Repair which was sufficiently simplified to permit speedy construction by less experienced shipyards.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle-class_patrol_craft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Eagle_Boat_56_(PE-56)

USS_Eagle_57_docked_at_Vancouver_May_1933[1].jpg

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35 minutes ago, Baron_Von_Krieg said:

Cool ! Never heard of these before .  :)

Not many have, I found about them about five years ago. They one strange looking little boat, gosh I bet they was pain to be aboard on:Smile_child: 

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54 minutes ago, Chaos_EN2 said:

Hey about them as a Tier 1 Premium?

What do you think @Pigeon_of_War ?

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Tier 1 Premium! You just gave the WOWS marketing department another great idea. Sell it and they will come with wallet in hand.

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1 hour ago, Chaos_EN2 said:

Hey about them as a Tier 1 Premium?

Waaaay underpowered for a tier 1.

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8 minutes ago, Lert said:

Waaaay underpowered for a tier 1.

LoL I was just joking LoL

But it is an ugly little boat, it might just sell:Smile_teethhappy:

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The Eagle boats had some serious drawbacks however.  The biggest is they're terrible sea boats.  The lack of sheer on the bow made them extremely wet in the Atlantic in any kind of sea other than near calm.  They rolled badly and were stiff and uncomfortable.  That is due in large part to Ford's lack of knowledge of ships in general and pushing for a simple, mass producible design over one that was well designed as a ship.

http://www.nnapprentice.com/alumni/letter/Eagle_Patrol_Boats.pdf

They're also just ugly in many ways with that odd deck line and the way the superstructure is arranged.

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17 hours ago, Murotsu said:

The Eagle boats had some serious drawbacks however.  The biggest is they're terrible sea boats.  The lack of sheer on the bow made them extremely wet in the Atlantic in any kind of sea other than near calm.  They rolled badly and were stiff and uncomfortable.  That is due in large part to Ford's lack of knowledge of ships in general and pushing for a simple, mass producible design over one that was well designed as a ship.

http://www.nnapprentice.com/alumni/letter/Eagle_Patrol_Boats.pdf

They're also just ugly in many ways with that odd deck line and the way the superstructure is arranged.

Cool thanks for this:Smile_smile::Smile_medal:

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