The siege of Tobruk started and went on for 242 days, until the 8 December. The Tobruk Ferry involved RAN destroyers making 139 runs, with HMAS VENDETTA alone making 39. VOYAGER and WATERHEN made the first runs at the beginning of May 1941, VENDETTA followed, and VAMPIRE made 2 runs before her defects caught up with her. HMA Ships taking part were STUART, VAMPIRE, VENDETTA, VOYAGER, WATERHEN, PARRAMATTA, NIZAM, and NAPIER, whilst YARRA took part in escort duties in the area.
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