HMS Zest (R 02)
Destroyer of the Z class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||12 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||21 Jul 1942|
|Launched||14 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Jul 1944|
Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1954-1956.
Scrapped at Dalmuir in August 1970.
Commands listed for HMS Zest (R 02)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Roger Bertram Nettleton Hicks, DSO, RN||6 Jun 1944||23 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Zest include:
17 Feb 1945
HMS Zest (Lt.Cdr. R.B.N. Hicks, DSO, RN) picks up the sole survivor from the British corvette HMS Bluebell that was torpedoed and sunk that day by German U-boat U-711 off Kola Inlet in position 69°36'N, 35°29'E.
- ADM 173/19132
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