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Physical Characteristics Edit
Zavala was a smallish, quiet, and thoughtful man. He had dark skin and blue eyes. (HH14)
As a Commander, he was about to receive a destroyer command around 1915 PD, but was sent to serve as a tactical instructor at the Royal Manticoran Naval Academy on Saganami Island instead, a position he held for four years. When Hamish Alexander became First Lord of the Admiralty, Zavala was promoted directly to Captain of the List and given his own command. He was the senior officer in Destroyer Division 301.2 in 1921 PD.
Following the death of Commodore Ray Chatterjee in the New Tuscany Incident, Zavala took command of the entire Destroyer Squadron 301 and reorganized its remaining five ships into two understrength divisions. He took HMS Kay as his flagship, moving her to the first division. His ships then fought in the Battle of Spindle, after which they moved to the Saltash System, where the local governor was holding two Manticoran merchantmen. Saltash refused to turn over or permit an inspection of the freighters or their crew, and Zavala engaged the defending Solarian forces in the Battle of Saltash. After annihilating the enemy, Members of his squadron lead by LT Abigale Hearns , Lt Mateo Gutierrez and LT Nicosio Xamar in the pinnacle boarded Shona Station and rescued the merchant crews. (SI2, HH14)
Service Record Edit
- Captain (SG) – 1919 PD
- Senior Tactics Instructor, Royal Manticoran Naval Academy (1915-1919 PD)
- Commanding Officer of a Destroyer, Eighth Fleet
- Senior Officer, Destroyer Division 301.2
- Commanding Officer, Destroyer Squadron 301