The N class destroyer HMAS NESTOR, (CMDR G.S. Stewart, RAN), was commissioned at Fairfield Shipbuilding on the Clyde, Scotland. She was laid down in Fairfield’s in 1939, and launched on 9 July 1940.
HMAS NAPIER, (destroyer), escorted HMS KING GEORGE V, (battleship), from the Faroe Islands to Greenock, Scotland. The British Prime Minister, Mr Winston Churchill, was returning from a diplomatic visit to the USA in the battleship.