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Eagle 56 - How did I miss this?

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  • Member since
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  • From: new Braunfels, Texas
Eagle 56 - How did I miss this?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:37 AM

Hi Ya'll;

    As you know I watch a lot of " Educational" T.V.,You know , Things like " Mega Ships'. "Catostrophic Engineering Fails" etc. So one night I see an ad for " Finding Eagle 56 ".

     Well, little did I know about this class of ship. Strange she was. A stern like a Scnell Boot. Deckhouse like a W.W.1 Subchaser and a Forward Hull and Stem, like,well odd, is all I can say.

    The Stem for instance. Perfectly straight up and down meeting the keel in a sharp corner! Oh, and the deck, can't forget that. It drops noticeably from midships to the top of the transom. Now it appears it might've been designed as a Mine-Layer. Who knows?

   Like I said, a very interesting little vessel. Does anyone know anything else about this breed?

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:25 AM

They were  WWI anti-submarine craft. Quickly built and put into service.  A few survived to make WWII.  Eagle was one of them, mostly used for inshore patrols.

Navy said lost due to boiler explosion, lot of evidence pointed to U-boat.  This was 2 weeks before the Germans surrendered.

In the next few days they are going to run the marathon of the series, so I won't spoil it for you with everything found. 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:58 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Ya'll;

    The Stem for instance. Perfectly straight up and down meeting the keel in a sharp corner! Oh, and the deck, can't forget that. It drops noticeably from midships to the top of the transom. Now it appears it might've been designed as a Mine-Layer. Who knows?

   Like I said, a very interesting little vessel. Does anyone know anything else about this breed?

Designed & built by Ford Motor Company during WWI.  Straight plates aided assembly line production.   

Blueprints available from NARA/College Park, MD.   I used them to produce the master for the Iron Shipwrights resin & brass kit in 1:350 scale.

Build review here

http://steelnavy.com/ISWEagleBoatBustelo.htm

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:03 PM

Wikipedia, with references, has it sunk by a u-boat. Not a surprise. There are a lot of things that the Navy claims that just ain't so. Believe me, been there done that; still stuck around for twenty .  .  . as the saying goes, "just to see what the heck could happen next!"

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, October 12, 2019 7:32 AM

Plus, it is not new news.   The facts are only recently making the rounds on the boob toob.

The story was published back in 2005 by Steven Puleo in "Due to Enemy Action"  ISBN 1-59228-739-5 and documents the research by attorney and naval historian Paul Lawton into the sinking of the last American warship in WWII by U-853

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  • From: new Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:04 AM

AHA !!

    So the class is Henry's version of a seagoing Model " T " ?

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:48 AM

No, the sea-going Model "A", I think it had a rumble seat back aft.

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  • From: new Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:32 AM

Oh,I get it;

 Rumble as in Depth Charges?

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