Topic: HMAS Canberra (I)

Canberra's sacrifice remembered

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Royal Australian Navy members from Australia's Federation Guard conducting a Catafalque Party at the HMAS Canberra Memorial on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Royal Australian Navy members from Australia's Federation Guard conducting a Catafalque Party at the HMAS Canberra Memorial on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

The 76th anniversary of the loss of the original HMAS Canberra in the Battle of Savo Island was commemorated at a ceremony in Canberra on 9 August.

Service held onboard to commemorate WWII loss

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Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, salutes the Royal Australian Navy Ensign at the memorial service for HMAS Canberra (I) on HMAS Adelaide during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, salutes the Royal Australian Navy Ensign at the memorial service for HMAS Canberra (I) on HMAS Adelaide during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

A service has been held on HMAS Adelaide to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) as the ship passed over the site while transiting to Honiara in the Solomon Islands during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18.

75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Canberra (I)

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The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII. (photo: Unknown)

The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII.

The Royal Australian Navy has remembered the loss of HMAS Canberra (I) with a commemorative service over her final resting place in waters off the Solomon Islands.

Historical links help Canberra stay competitive

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Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942.

While Athol Ewington’s service in HMAS Canberra (I) ended nearly 73 years ago when Canberra was lost in the Battle of Savo Island, his name will now live on in Canberra (III) with the introduction of the Athol Ewington Shield.

Survivor of Canberra (I) makes a trip down memory lane

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The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart.

One of the last survivors from the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I), Geoffrey George Cooper made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra (III), during her first visit to Hobart.

Last Post for HMAS Canberra (I) sailor

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Crowds gather at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on 9 August 2014 to hear the story of Supply Assistant H.R. Keats who died when HMAS Canberra (I) sank in 1942 during the battle of Savo Island. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Crowds gather at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on 9 August 2014 to hear the story of Supply Assistant H.R. Keats who died when HMAS Canberra (I) sank in 1942 during the battle of Savo Island.

Recently during the Australian War Memorial's Last Post Ceremony, Lieutenant Commander Greg McTernan had the special duty of remembering one particular sailor killed in action when HMAS Canberra (I) was sunk on the same day, during the Battle of Savo Island in 1942.