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) 15 September 1916
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Victoria (HMVS)
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 Yarra (I) D79 10 September 1910 30 September 1929
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Junee J362 11 April 1944 21 August 1957
HMAS Uki FY80 11 December 1939 24 December 1942
HMAS Bermagui FY81 11 December 1939 23 November 1945
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
HMAS Voyager (I) D31 11 October 1933 23 September 1942
HMAS Snipe M1102 11 September 1962 17 June 1983
HMAS Air Chief ASR 918, Y252 12 August 1944 15 July 1966
HMAS Curlew M1121 12 August 1962 30 April 1990
HMAS Manoora (I) F48 12 December 1939 6 December 1947
HMAS Voyager (II) D04 12 February 1957 10 February 1964
HMAS Assail (I) P89 12 July 1968 18 October 1985
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Bundaberg (I) J231 12 September 1942 26 March 1946
HMAS Air Spray ASR 911 Y259 02-102 13 February 1945 16 September 1946
HMAS Air Hope ASR 908 13 February 1945 20 July 1946
HMAS Ipswich (I) J186 13 June 1942 5 July 1946
HMAS Vengeance R71 13 November 1952 25 October 1955
HMAS Aitape P84 13 November 1967 14 November 1974
HMAS Ipswich (II) P209 13 November 1982 11 May 2007
HMAS Gawler (I) J188 14 August 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Huon (I) D50 14 December 1915 7 June 1928
HMAS Lachlan K364 14 February 1945 5 October 1949
HMAS Lithgow J206 14 June 1941 8 June 1948
HMAS Strahan J363 14 March 1944 25 January 1946
HMAS Anzac (II) D59 14 March 1951 4 October 1974
HMAS Kara Kara Y276 14 October 1941 8 December 1945
HMAS Franklin (later HMAS Adele) 14 September 1915 18 September 1922
HMAS Quickmatch G92 14 September 1942 26 April 1963
HMAS Koopa KP 14 September 1942 10 January 1947
HMAS Burnie J198 15 April 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Supply 0195, A195, AO195 15 August 1962 as HMAS Tide Austral 16 December 1985
HMAS Bunbury (II) P217 15 December 1984 11 February 2006
HMAS Wallaroo J222 15 July 1942 11 June 1943
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Air Sprite Y256 15 June 1960 1977
HMAS Tarakan (II) L 129 15 June 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Adelaide (II) FFG 01 15 November 1980 19 January 2008
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945
HMAS Swan (I) D61 16 August 1916 15 May 1928
HMAS Barbette P97 16 August 1968 15 June 1984
HMAS Sydney (III) R17 later A214 16 December 1948 12 November 1973
HMAS Brisbane (II) D41 16 December 1967 19 October 2001
HMAS Banks G244 16 February 1960 17 December 1982
HMAS Geelong (I) J201 16 January 1942 18 October 1944
HMAS Ararat (I) K34/M34 16 June 1943 11 April 1947
HMAS Glenelg (I) J236 16 November 1942 14 January 1946
HMAS Katoomba J204 17 December 1941 2 August 1948
HMAS Murchison K442 17 December 1945 31 January 1956
HMAS Westralia (I) F95 17 January 1940 19 September 1946
HMAS Barcoo K375/F375/A245 17 January 1944 21 February 1964
HMAS Perth (II) D 38 17 July 1965 15 October 1999
HMAS Castlemaine J244 17 June 1942 14 December 1945
HMAS Fremantle (II) P203 17 March 1980 11 August 2006

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