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Zigzag (SP 106)

Destroyed 9 September 1919


  • Built in 1916 by the A. E. Luders Construction Co., Stamford, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 June 1917
  • Commissioned 8 August 1917
  • Destroyed in a hurricane 9 September 1919 at Key West, FL
  • Struck from the Navy list 4 October 1919.


  • Length 44'
  • Beam 8' 6"
  • Draft 2' 10"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Armament: One .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 100hp 6-cylinder Van Blerck gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Motorboat Zigzag
    Zigzag 91k Photographed in Florida waters, circa 1916-1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89767
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Zigzag (SP 106)
    Zigzag 81k Photographed during her World War I era Navy service.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 102580
    Robert Hurst

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