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Zita

 

(MB:dp. 7; l. 40'0"; b. 11'0"; dr. 2'4˝" (mean); s. 11.0 k.; cpl. 6; a. 1 1-pdr.)

 

Zita—a wooden-hulled motorboat built in 1916 at Brooklyn, N.Y., by Charles Johnson—was owned by H. E. Boucher, of Brooklyn, in 1917 at the time of her inspection by the Navy in the 3d Naval District. Records concerning this craft are sparse, but they show that the Navy gave the classification SP-21 to the boat and assigned her to district patrol duties in the 3d Naval District. However, the extant records do not reveal either the length or the character of her service nor do they tell whether or not Zita was ever commissioned.