The all seeing eye scours the internet for mentions of Canberra which means I occasionally get alerted to Canberra bombers, the SS Canberra, and if I’m very lucky like today, photographs of the mighty HMAS Canberra.
For those unfamiliar with it HMAS Canberra was lost fighting the Imperial Japanese Navy on 8 August 1942 at the Battle of Savo Island. In honour of her memory the USS Canberra was the only ship in the long history of the United States Navy to be named after a foreign capital.
But there’s another funny link. Canberra musician Fred Smith wrote a song some years ago about his time in the Solomon Islands with a big shoutout to the ghosts of Ironbottom Sound which the Canberra makes up a large part.