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Zillah

 

(MB: t. 16.8; l. 58'8"; b. 11'8"; s. 12.0 k.)

 

Zillah (SP-2804)—a wooden-hulled motorboat built in 1903 by Charles Clarke & Co. at Galveston, Tex., and rebuilt in 1913 by the same firm—was acquired by the Navy from that same company in June 1918. Though there is no record of the date on which the motorboat was commissioned, she was assigned to the 8th Naval District and served with the naval port guard at Galveston for the remainder of World War I. Zillah was placed out of commission on 13 December 1918. Her name was struck from the Navy list on that same day, and she was simultaneously returned to her owner.