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  MV Canberra
RAN
Motor Vessel

7,710 Tons


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circa 1942

Ship History
On March 17, 1942 at 7:30pm departed Fairfax Harbor off Port Moresby.

The next day at 3pm, Canberra was off Arden Island, 70 miles from Cape York. Twenty 4th Kokutai A6M2 Zeros returning from mission against Horn Island spotted the ship and strafed the vessel with machine gun and cannon fire, damaging the superstructure and injuring 13 crew members. Afterwards, the ship arrived at Townsville where five of the wounded required hospitalization.

References
Horn Island, page 23

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018

 

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