Earp, 1920

Dec. 30, 2020

Earp, 1920

ex-Eagle 22

Builder: Ford Motor Co., Detroit, MI


USN: 17 July 1919

USCG: 17 March 1920

Decommissioned: 22 May 1923

Disposition: Returned to USN 22 May 1923


Displacement (tons) - 615 tons

Length- 200' 9" oa

Beam- 33' 1"

Draft- 8' 6"


Main Engines- Geared turbine

SHP- 2,500

Armament- 2-4"/50, 1-3"/50 (USN)

Complement- 5 officers, 56 men (USN)

Design & Service:

These mass-produced anti-submarine vessels were designed for quick construction.  The first of 100 ordered was begun in May 1918.  Only 80 were completed, with many assuming minor roles after the Armistice.  Because they were of flat steel plate hull construction, their sea-keeping characteristics were not optimal.  When transferred to the USCG these vessels were named for men lost on USCGC Tampa in World War I.

She was sent from the East Coast to Honolulu, HI in 1920.


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.  Washington, DC: USGPO.

Donald Canney.  U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

U.S. Coast Guard.  Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).