The photograph shows a Greek caique of about 50 tons, seized by the German Navy, the Kriegsmarine, and provisionally armed for the use as a troop transport. The photo was taken in May 1941 in the Aegean Sea.
During the Battle of Crete the German Naval command seized a vast number of small Greek tra
HMAS Nestor went down a few minutes after this photo was taken from HMS Javelin, which had rescued the crew. HMAS Nestor had been bombed off the coast of Crete and was abandoned and scuttled on the morning of 16 June 1942.
HMAS Nestor about to go down off the coast of Crete on 16 June 1942. Her boiler room had been hit by bombs from an aircraft and she was scuttled. Photo taken from HMS Javelin, which took the crew of HMAS Nestor aboard.