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N-Class Destroyers

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

29 August 2021 11:00 am - 29 August 2021 11:30 am
Online event
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold a live service. While we cannot join together to give remembrance, a commemorative broadcast will honour all those who served on N-Class destroyers during the Second World War. 

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, 5 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.

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.

Watch the commemorative broadcast:

 

Reviewed 27 August 2021

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