USS Eagle 48 PE-48

Type: Patrol Boat Class: Eagle
Builder: Ford Motor Company
River Rouge Complex
Dearborn, Michigan
Hull Number: PE-48 (July 17, 1920)
Ordered: March 4, 1917 Commissioned: October 8, 1919
Keel Laid: March 3, 1919 Decommissioned: March 12, 1946
Launched: May 24, 1919 Stricken: October 1946
Fate: Sold Oct. 10, 1946.

Commanding Officers
Pre 1940
Not available.
Sept. 1940
Sept. 1942 (a)
Lt. Commander Albert Edward Chapman, USN
Sept. 1942 (a)
July 17, 1943
Lieutenant Albion C. Drinkwater, USNR
July 17, 1943
Oct. 1944 (b)
Lieutenant Thomas L. Ryan, USNR
Oct. 1944 (b)
May 1945 (c)
Lieutenant Charles F. McMichael, USNR
May 1945 (c)
Mar. 12, 1945
Lieutenant Jack Rabun, USNR
Change of command occurred between June and Sept. 1942.
Change of command occurred in Oct. 1944, exact date unavailable.
Change of command occurred in May 1945, exact date unavailable.

American Defense Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal

Ship's History
Pre 1923:
Information not available.
Mar. 1923:
Assigned to 3rd Naval district for reserve training, home yard Portsmouth, N.H.
May 1924:
Home yard shifted to New York, N.Y.
(Exact date unknown, occurred between Mar. and May.)

Apr. 1941:
Still assigned to 3rd Naval District. (Activities between Apr. 1942 and Dec. 1942 unknown.)
Dec. 1942:
Assigned to Service Squadron Nine, Service Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet,
Fleet Sound School, Key West, FL.

June 25, 1944:
Departed Key West, FL for reassignment in California via Coco Solo, Canal Zone (July 1).
Corinto, Nicaragua (July 6), Salina Cruz, Mexico (July 9), Manzanillo, Mexico (July 13)

July 19, 1944:
Arrived at San Diego, CA. Assigned to 12th Naval district, Fleet Air Wing, Alameda, CA.
Aug. 31, 1944:
Arrived at U.S. Naval Frontier base, Treasure Island, CA. for overhaul.
Sept. 29, 1944:
Overhaul completed.
Sept. 30, 1944:
Arrived at U.S. Navy Section Base, Monterey, CA. still under command of Fleet Air Wing,
Alameda, CA. Based at Monterey, CA.

Dec. 11, 1944:
Under repair at Hurley Marine Dock #3, East Oakland, CA. until Dec. 29.
Dec. 29, 1944:
Returned to duty with Fleet Air Wing, Alameda, CA.
May 21, 1945:
Under repair at Bethlehem Steel Corp., Alameda, CA. until May 31.
Post war:
Between Oct. 1945 and Jan. 1946 homeport shifted to Sausalito, CA. The ship remained
there until it was decommissioned on Mar. 12, 1946.

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