Ship Histories

Select from the list below to view ship data and historical facts of past RAN vessels.

We apologise if a ship you are particularly interested in is not on this list. Our Naval History Section continues to work on updating this list however researching each individual ship history is an involved process that entails reviewing monthly Reports of Proceedings and official logs for each year of a ship's commission. Often this material can span a period of greater than 20 years and it takes considerable time to review it and author an accurate history suitable for publication. Your patience in this matter is appreciated.

Name Pennant Commissionedsort descending Decommissioned/Lost
MSA Brolga 1102
HMAS Childers (HMVS)
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Victoria HMVS
HMAS Whyalla (II) P 208 03/07/1982 02/09/2005
HMAS Goonambee 09 August 1940 4 October 1944
HMAS Oxley (I) 1 April 1927 10 September 1939
HMAS Culgoa K408 1 April 1947 15 April 1954
HMAS Burra Bra BR 1 February 1943 1 June 1944
HMAS Shepparton (I) J248 1 February 1943 10 May 1946
ML 814 ML 814 1 January 1943 12 October 1945
HMAS Matafele MF 1 January 1943 20 June 1944
HDML 1347 Q1347 1 January 1945 29 April 1946
HMAS Encounter (I) 1 July 1912 1 January 1923
HMAS Penguin (I) 1 July 1913 1 January 1923
HMAS Psyche 1 July 1915 26 March 1918
HMAS Warrego (I) D70 1 June 1912 22 July 1919
HMAS Pioneer 1 March 1913 7 November 1916
HMAS Chinampa CP 1 March 1942 31 December 1945
HMAS Air Sense ASR 914 1 March 1945 21 October 1946
HMAS Boonaroo 1 March 1967 8 May 1967
HMAS Launceston (II) P207 1 March 1982 8 September 2006
HMAS Paterson 1 May 1941 26 November 1945
HMAS Wewak L 130 10 August 1973 11 December 2012
HMAS Barwon K406 10 December 1945 31 March 1947
HMAS Geraldton (II) P213 10 December 1983 7 October 2006
HMAS Perth (I) D29 10 July 1939 1 March 1942
HMAS Dubbo (II) P214 10 March 1984 2 February 2007
HMAS Bendigo (I) J187 10 May 1941 27 September 1946
ML 819 ML819 10 May 1943 13 December 1945
HMAS Pirie (I) J189 10 October 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Yarra (I) D79 10 September 1910 30 September 1929
HMAS Junee J362 11 April 1944 21 August 1957
HMAS Air Clan ASR 922 11 December 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Jeparit 11 December 1969 15 March 1972
HMAS Martindale 11 July 1941 03 June 1945
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Armidale (I) J240 11 June 1942 1 December 1942
HMAS Mulcra S-141 11 June 1945 10 January 1946
RAFA Kurumba 11 March 1919 29 July 1946
HMAS Wato 11 May 1941 12 November 1945
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Cairns (I) J183 11 May 1942 17 January 1946
HDML 1321 1321 11 November 1943 1970
HMAS Stuart (I) D00 11 October 1933 27 April 1946
HMAS Waterhen (I) D22 11 October 1933 30 June 1941
HMAS Vampire (I) D68 11 October 1933 9 April 1942
HMAS Vendetta (I) D69 11 October 1933 27 November 1945

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