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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Philippines Campaign Medal
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)
two 37mm revolving cannons (1900)
two coal fired boilers
one compound steam engine, 34” x 66” with 42” stroke, 1475hp
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||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.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 18 May 2012
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