HMS Zephyr (R 19)
Destroyer of the Z class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons|
|Ordered||12 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||13 Jul 1942|
|Launched||15 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||6 Sep 1944|
Scrapped at Dunston on 2 July 1958.
Commands listed for HMS Zephyr (R 19)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Fitzroy Duyland Bush, DSC, RN||18 Jul 1944||15 Dec 1944|
|2||Capt. John Hamilton Allison, DSO, RN||15 Dec 1944||25 Jun 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Cuthbert Richard Purse, DSC, RN||25 Jun 1945|
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Noteable events involving Zephyr include:
31 Dec 1944
On 31 Dec, 1944, the British destroyer HMS Zephyr (Lt.Cdr. J.F.D. Bush, DSC and 2 Bars, RN) was slightly damaged by an explosion west of the Pentland Firth. According to British reports this was very likely caused by a floating mine and not by a torpedo. U-1020 was long believed to have hit the destroyer.