N CLASS DESTROYER HMAS NESTOR UNDER AERIAL ATTACK WHILST ON CONVOY DUTY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ON ...

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Accession Number 044997
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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N CLASS DESTROYER HMAS NESTOR UNDER AERIAL ATTACK WHILST ON CONVOY DUTY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ON 1942-06-15. NESTOR, BADLY DAMAGED IN THE ATTACK, WAS TAKEN IN TOW BY RN DESTROYER HMS JAVELIN BUT DESPITE UNTIRING AND VALIANT EFFORTS BY HER CREW IT WAS DECIDED SHE SHOULD BE ABANDONED. SHORTLY AFTER 7AM ON 1942-06-16 NESTOR'S COMPANY WAS REMOVED AND THE SHIP SUNK BY JAVELIN IN A POSITION 115 MILES NORTH EAST OF TOBRUK. (DONOR C. BENNETTS)