Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Six - Pre-Victorian to the Present Day - Select Aspects - The Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve Fleet at Penarth Dock

c.1954-6 - H.M.S. Zodiac (R54 - D54) - Royal Naval Reserve Fleet vessel with others laid up at Penarth Dock.
H.M.S. Zodiac (original pennant number R54 but amended to D54 following a 1954 refit at Penarth)

H.M.S. Zodiac (original pennant number R54 but amended to D54 following a 1954 refit at Penarth) - She was a Z-class destroyer built at Thonycroft's yard at Southampton and launched during March 1944. After the war the vessel formed part of the Royal Naval Reserve Fleet at Penarth Dock during which time she was refitted (at Penarth) in 1954 and subsequently laid-up at Cardiff Docks. She was sold to the Israeli Navy following a further refit at Liverpool and served them in the years 1956 - 1970 being renamed. K-42 INS Yafo. In 1970 she was in use as a target vessel and sustained a hit by a Gabriel missile and sank. Thanks to the Royal Naval History website for the information. [561]

The original photograph is held at the archive of the National Museum of Wales. [Museum item number : 84.109I] [629] [20180407]

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