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N-Class Destroyers

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of those who served aboard N-Class Destroyers.

19 June 2022 11:00 am - 19 June 2022 11:30 am
Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue
Child friendly

This service remembers the N-Class destroyers, and all those who served aboard them.

The N-Class destroyers were a flotilla of ships built for the British Royal Navy. Early in the Second World War, five were loaned to the Royal Australian Navy to be manned by Australian sailors. The Napier, Nestor, Nizam, Norman and Nepal served in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans.

The date of this service commemorates the sinking of HMAS Nestor on 15 June 1942. While protecting a supply convoy to Malta, HMAS Nestor was heavily damaged by an air attack that killed 4 sailors. Unable to be salvaged, the ship was scuttled off the coast of Crete.

 

Reviewed 24 December 2021

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