“On this day in history” HMS Zubian placed in commission, 1917

On this day in history 7 June 1917, the Royal Navy Tribal-class destroyer HMS Zubian was placed in commission.

Zubian was constructed at Chatham from the forward end of HMS Zulu (damaged by mine in November 1916) and the rear and mid sections of HMS Nubian (damaged by torpedo in October 1916). The name “Zubian” is a portmanteau of Zulu and Nubian.

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