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USNC Zafiro

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Philippines Campaign Medal

Screw Collier:
  • Built in 1884 at Aberdeen, Scotland by Hall Russell & Co. for the China and Manila Steam Navigation Co.
  • Purchased by Admiral Dewey at Hong Kong, 9 April 1898
  • Commissioned USNC Zafiro, 10 April 1898, at Hong Kong
  • Decommissioned, 10 June 1904, at Cavite Navy Yard, Luzon, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 January 1906
  • Final Disposition, sold, 21 October 1910 to Mr. J.W. Zeeve, Seattle, WA., fate unknown
    Displacement 1,062 t. (gross)
    Length 313' 9"
    Beam 31' 10"
    Draft 15' 6"
    Speed 10.5 kts.
    1 officer (1898)
    34 (1900)
    two 37mm revolving cannons (1900)
    two coal fired boilers
    one compound steam engine, 34 x 66 with 42 stroke, 1475hp

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    Iris 65k USNC Zafiro at anchor at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, 8 October 1903.
    Photo from "U.S.Warships of World War One" with permission from the author Paul H. Silverstone.
    Robert Hurst

    USNC Zafiro
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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