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Zenda (SP 688)


  • Built in 1912 by George Lawley and Sons Corp., Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 May 1917
  • Commissioned 25 June 1917
  • Returned to her owner, Mr. Francis S. Eaton, 30 January 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 48 t.
  • Length 48'
  • Beam 10'
  • Draft 3' 7"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One Lewis machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 24hp 4-cylinder Lamb gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Zenda 95k In a northeastern harbor, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99664
    Naval Historical Center
    Margaret O 69k In a boathouse prior to World War I. The boat in the left background is Margaret O (SP 614)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102579

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Reginald Chauncey Robbins, USNRF25 June 1917 - 31 August 1917
    02Boatswain Ernest F. Church, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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