This site is dedicated to all the Royal Australian Navy personnel who have served in HMAS CANBERRA


HMAS CANBERRA (1) from the 9th 0f July 1928 until she was sunk off Savo Island on the 9th of August 1942.


HMAS CANBERRA (2) from the 21st of March 1981 until the Decommissioning on the 12th of November 2005.


HMAS CANBERRA (3) commissioning at Fleet Base East in Sydney, Australia in 2014.



Vale ex-POCSS Phillip "Skimmo" Skimmings


ex- POCSS (EW) Phillip "Skimmo" Skimmings passed away in Queensland on 01 February 2010 after a long illness.

Skimmo served in HMAS Canberra on 2 occasions as a LSROEW from 5/4/88 to 12/8/90 and a PORSEW from 20/12/93 to 5/12 /94.

His funeral service took place at Allambie Crematorium and Memorial Park, Nerang on Wednesday 03 February 2010 and he was farewelled at the Nerang  RSL.

Brian Brennan a former shipmates tribute" Phil Skimmings, this world will be a little less colourful without you. I'll miss you. Who can forget the chicken dance or the parrot costume? You left us a great legacy of fun and friendship. Stand easy sailor."

Rest in Peace Skimmo, without a doubt you were a fine and caring shipmate with a wonderful sense of humour who will be sadly missed by his friends and Family.


Phil with his wife Del and Family



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