Diamond Anniversary – The First Battle of Savo Island (Part 5 – End of the Canberra and Astoria)

Part 5 END OF THE CANBERRA When the enemy left the Canberra she was lying helpless and afire approximately 5 miles southeast of Savo Island. Capt. Getting was fatally wounded, and the executive officer, Comdr. J. A. Walsh, R. A. N., took command. He at once initiated measures to save the ship. Gasoline tanks were […]

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