Eagle Boat in Boat Slip at the Ford Rouge Plant, August 1918

Summary

During the First World War, Ford Motor Company built "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats for the U.S. Navy at Ford's Rouge River plant. Once the boats were lowered into the river, they were docked alongside fit-out shops where boilers, engines, propulsion machinery, and armaments were installed. Ford built 60 Eagles in total, though the war ended before any saw combat.

During the First World War, Ford Motor Company built "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats for the U.S. Navy at Ford's Rouge River plant. Once the boats were lowered into the river, they were docked alongside fit-out shops where boilers, engines, propulsion machinery, and armaments were installed. Ford built 60 Eagles in total, though the war ended before any saw combat.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

19 August 1918

Subject Date

19 August 1918

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.22862

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in

Width: 11 in

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