ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ZAFIRO
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER
Date
1884
Official Number
88829
Description
Yard Number: 236

The ZAFIRO was the first steel steam vessel ever launched in Aberdeen.

Launched 16th January 1884, named by Miss Forbes of Ernan Lodge. Captain to be Robert Talbot. Fourth steamer built for these owners. Built for trade to Amoy, Hong Kong and Manilla. 30 1st class and 200 2nd class passengers.

Purchased by Admiral Dewey at Hong Kong, 9 April 1898. Commissioned USNC Zafiro, 10 April 1898, at Hong Kong. Armament two 37mm revolving cannons (1900).

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. For further details and photograph of this vessel read: "U.S.Warships of World War One" author Paul H. Silverstone.
Owner
China & Manila Steamship Co., Ltd, Hong Kong
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 213' 7" x breadth 31' 8" x depth 21' 3"
Gross Tonnage: 1062 ton

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