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HMS Zulu (1909)
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HMS Zulu
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Zulu
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard
Launched: 16 September 1909
Commissioned: March, 1910
Fate: Mined, 1916 and used to build a second destroyer
General characteristics
Class & type: Tribal-class destroyer
Displacement: 1027 tons
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Draught: 8.5 ft (2.6 m)
Propulsion: 4 boilers feeding steam turbines driving three screws
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h) maximum
Complement: 70
Armament: 2 x 4 inch (102 mm) guns
2 x 18 inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes

The first HMS Zulu was an Tribal (or F-) Class destroyer launched 16 September 1909 at Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard and commissioned in March, 1910.

She was mined during the First World War, on 27 October 1916 off Dover, England. Minefield laid by imperial German Submarine UC-1. The stern was blown off and sank, but the forward section remained afloat. It was towed into port and attached to the stern of Nubian, which had been torpedoed, to form a new destroyer named HMS Zubian.


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