HMAS Canberra

This site is dedicated to all Royal Australian Navy and Australian Defence Force personnel who have served in HMAS CANBERRA.


HMAS CANBERRA (1) D 33 from the 9th of July 1928 until she was sunk in action off Savo Island on the 9th of August 1942.


HMAS CANBERRA (2) FFG-02 from the 21st of March 1981 until Decomissioning on the 12th of November 2005.


HMAS Canberra (3) LHD-02 from Commissioning on the 23rd of November 2014.




In memory to our HMAS Canberra shipmates who are sadly missed by friends and family.



ex CPOSTD Greg Earle - HMAS CANBERRA -1983

Greg Earle in HMAS CANBERRA in 1983

CPOSTD Greg Earle, Greg passed away in Brisbane on the 10 march 2013, Greg served in HMAS CANBERRA 1982-84 as a ABSTD and was a member of the ships company on the North West Indian Ocean Deployment.




ex CPOCD Gary Williamson- HMAS Canberra Commissioning Crew

Garry Williamson has been tragically killed in a Motor Vehicle Accident in LAOS on Wednesday 10 November 2010...More


Vale ex-LSRP AC Bevan "Squiz" Taylor - HMAS Canberra 1987-1988

Bevan passed away after a long illness in Queensland on the 11 July 2010, Bevan served in HMAS Canberra 1987-89 and was a proud TOPJACK...more


Vale RADM Nigel Coates AM, RAN

Nigel passed away on the 02 June 2010 after a short but aggressive illness. The Royal Australian Navy prematurely lost an outstanding individual and consummate professional, who committed his entire working life to serving his country with great skill, dignity and honour...more


Vale ex-POCSS Phillip "Skimmo" Skimmings

Phillip "Skimmo" Skimmings passed away in Queensland on 01 February 2010, 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...More


Past Years

ex CPO Gunther Glaessner - 2001...More
ex WOCOX Dean Parks

ex LSRP Tim Douglas - 1985

ex POQMG Trevor Smith
ex CPOMTP Robert Reeves
ex CPOSTD Mark Buckley
ex WOETS Keith Crampton

ex ETS Jack Lord




With Proud thanksgiving let us remember all those of
Our ship's companies who gave their lives...
They have no grave but the cruel sea,
no flowers at their head,a rusting hulk is their tombstone


They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

"Lest we forget"


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