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Zara (SP 133)

Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1891 as Solgar by Fleming and Ferguson Paisley, Scotland
  • Renamed Zara
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 April 1917
  • Commissioned USS Zara (SP 133), 22 May 1917 at New York
  • Delivered to the Navy 10 June 1917
  • Decommissioned 13 April 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list 1 May 1918
  • Retained as a guard vessel at White Stone near the western entrance to Long Island Sound
  • Sold 13 September 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 184 t.
  • Length 152'
  • Beam 21' 6"
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, 450hp vertical quadruple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Zara 91k Photographed prior to her World War I Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102048
    Naval Historical Center

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