HMAS NESTOR was severely damaged when near-missed by two heavy bombs, 100 miles north of Tobruk. NESTOR was an escort for the Operation Vigorous convoy to Malta. The destroyer was taken in tow by HMS JAVELIN, but was sunk by JAVELIN on 16 June when it was realised she could not reach port. For their courageous efforts Surgeon Lieutenant Watson was awarded the DSC and Petty Officer Ellston the DSM. Four ratings lost their lives in the action.
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