HMS Zephyr (R19)
|Built by:||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons|
|Laid down:||13 Jul, 1942|
|Launched:||15 Jul, 1943|
|Commissioned:||6 Sep, 1944|
|History:||Scrapped at Dunston on 2 July 1958.|
1 Dec, 1944
On 31 Dec, 1944, the British destroyer HMS Zephyr 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.