The U.S.S. CANBERRA  CAG – 2 bell is in the Australian Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. When it was being built, President Roosevelt asked Congress that the US cruiser be named in honor of the Australian cruiser HMAS CANBERRA. HMAS CANBERRA was sunk while fighting with American vessels during the battle of Savo Island, in 1942, against a Japanese invasion force. The USS CANBERRA is the only American Navy ship ever named for an ally’s sunken vessel.

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