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USS Nestor was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on September 13, 1943 and launched on January 20, the following year. It was commissioned on June 24, 1944 under Comdr. Frank W. Parsons’ command with the hull number ARB-6 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was wrecked in a typhoon on October 9, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Cuba, Ulithi, Kerama Retto, Okinawa or Buckner Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 3, 1946 and sold for scrapping in May 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Nestor received one battle star.