HMAS Canberra

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Three ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Canberra, for Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

Battle honours[edit]

Five battle honours are associated with the name HMAS Canberra.[1]

See also[edit]

  • SS Canberra, a passenger liner launched in 1961, which served during the Falklands War as a troopship, and was sold for scrap in 1997
  • USS Canberra (CA-70), a Baltimore-class cruiser that entered service in 1943, and decommissioned in 1970. The ship was named in honour of the cruiser Canberra and is the only ship of the United States Navy to carry the name of a foreign capital city.[2]
  • USS Canberra (LCS-30), an Independence-class littoral combat ship.


  1. ^ "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours" (PDF). Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  2. ^ Perryman, John. "Ships named Canberra". Semaphore. Royal Australian Navy. 2012 (4). Retrieved 24 December 2012.