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Zenda (S. P. 688)


(MB: l. 48'; b. 10'; dr. 3'7" (mean); s. 10.0 k.; cpl. 6; a. 1 Lewis mg.)

Zenda, a wooden-hulled motorboat built in 1912 at Neponset, Mass., by George Lawley & Sons, was acquired by the Navy on 19 May 1917 from Mr. Francis S. Eaton. Commissioned on 25 June 1917, Zenda served in the First Naval District as a district patrol vessel for the duration of World War I.

Decommissioned soon after the Armistice [11 November 1918], she was returned to her owner on 30 January 1919. Her name was stricken from the Navy list that same day.

Published: Thu Feb 18 08:39:07 EST 2016