From: Victoria, Australia
Canberra was the only Kent that went unmodernized by belt armor and added emergency diesel generators (which were sitting on the pier awaiting installation when she left Australia for the last time).
She wasn't hit by any Japanese torpedoes, Long Lance or otherwise. The Australians never reported it, and the story originated with the Americans. This has given rise to conspiracy theories about "friendly" torpedo hits from an American destroyer. In fact, there's only the most limited evidence of any torpedo hits prior to the ones used in the scuttling attempt (which proved inadequate--it was like a preview of the Hornet scuttling). Canberra was not beyond economical repair; she was scuttled because someone far away thought she was in immediate danger of capture.
There is a book "The Shame of Savo" ISBN 1 86373 650 6 written by Bruce Loxton (who was a midshipman on the bridge of the Canberra at the time) which deals with this issue. The evidence of friendly fire is circumstantial but very compelling and is presented in a very succinct manner.
As a kid, I remember reading an article in the Pix People magazine (the stalwart of journalism that it was) from the 60's where a crewman describes seeing a gaping great hole in the starboard side of the ship as he was leaving the ship. This occurred before any of the scuttling attempts.
I also find it interesting that Ballard very diplomatically only examined the port (enemy) side of the Canberra in all of his published material for the "Lost Ships of Guadalcanal" TV program and books.
BTW, the very photo above is on the cover of Bruce Loxton's book.
(One day I will learn to spell - or check before posting....)
Uh oh, Firefox has a spell checker!! What excuse can I use now!!!