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
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
HMAS Wyatt Earp 17 November 1947 January 1959
HMAS Inverell J233, M233 17 September 1942 14 June 1946
HMAS Ovens S70 18 April 1969 1 December 1995
HMAS Coolebar J25 18 December 1939 1 June 1945
HMAS Gunbar GB 18 December 1940 30 June 1943
HMAS Wagga J315 M183 18 December 1942 28 October 1960
HMAS Hobart (II) D39 18 December 1965 12 May 2000
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Sleuth 18 January 1917 19 February 1920
HMAS Hawk M1139 18 July 1962 7 January 1972
HMAS Townsville (II) P205 18 July 1981 11 May 2007
HMAS Horsham (I) J235 18 November 1942 17 November 1945
HMAS Gascoyne (I) K354 18 November 1943 1 February 1966
ML 824 ML824 18 November 1943 19 November 1945
HMAS Quadrant G11/F01 18 October 1945 16 August 1957
HMAS Waree W 18 September 1942 17 October 1946
HMAS Nizam G38 19 December 1940 17 October 1945
HMAS Townsville (I) J205 19 December 1941 5 August 1946
HMAS Gull M1185 19 July 1962 7 November 1969
HMAS Protector (I) (HMCS) 19 June 1884 June 1924
HMAS Salamaua L131 19 October 1973 26 November 1974
HMAS Geelong (II) P215 2 June 1984 8 July 2006
HMAS Shoalhaven K535 2 May 1946 19 December 1955
HMAS Shropshire 73 20 April 1943 10 November 1949
HMAS Woomera 20 February 1946 11 October 1960
HMAS Swan (III) DE 50 20 January 1970 13 September 1996
HMAS Moresby (I) 20 June 1925 14 March 1946
HMAS Air View ASR 923 20 November 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Cloud ASR 924 20 October 1944 1949
HMAS Air Guide ASR 913 Y260 20 October 1944 9 August 1946
HMAS Three Cheers TC 20 October 1944 20 February 1946
HMAS Queenborough G70 20 October 1945 7 April 1972
HMAS Air Foam ASR 912 20 September 1944 June 1944
HMAS Air Mist ASR 917 20 September 1944 19 December 1945
SAR Air Nymph (ex-HMAS Air Save) ASR 920 Y257 20 September 1944
HMAS Air Rest ASR 921 20 September 1944 25 May 1949
HMAS Yarra (II) U77 21 January 1936 4 March 1942
HMAS Swan (II) U74 21 January 1937 20 September 1962
HMAS Rockhampton J203 21 January 1942 5 August 1946
HDML 1323 ML1323 21 January 1944 15 August 1958
HMAS Darwin FFG 04 21 July 1984 9 December 2017
HMAS Australia (I) C6/C09/C81 21 June 1913 12 December 1921
HMAS Oxley (II) S57 21 March 1967 13 February 1992
HMAS Canberra (II) FFG 02 21 March 1981 12 November 2005
HMAS Kapunda J218 21 October 1942 14 January 1946
HMAS Warrego (II) U73 22 August 1940 15 August 1963
HMAS Condamine K698/F698 22 February 1946 2 December 1955
HMAS Gladstone (I) J324, M324 22 March 1943 16 July 1956
HMAS Deloraine J232 22 November 1941 30 June 1948
HMAS Warreen (Stella) 821/Y263 22 October 1942 31 March 1966
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Tobruk (II) L50 23 April 1981 31 July 2015
HMAS Karangi A304 23 December 1941 31 May 1957
HMAS Koompartoo Z256 23 December 1942 8 June 1962
HMAS Sprightly A203 23 February 1944 31 March 1958
HMAS Albatross (I) 23 January 1929 26 April 1933
HMAS Mildura J207 23 July 1941 11 September 1953
HMAS Vampire (II) D11 23 June 1959 13 August 1986
HMAS Mourilyan 23 May 1918 20 December 1918
HMAS Warramunga (I) I44 23 November 1942 7 December 1959
HMAS Wollongong (I) J172 23 October 1941 11 February 1946
HMAS Warrnambool (I) J202 23 September 1941 13 September 1947
HMAS Suva 23rd June 1919 12th August 1919
HMAS Australia (II) I84/D84/C84 24 April 1928 31 August 1954
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Winter WR 24 July 1943 14 September 1945
HMAS Albert (HMVS) 24 June 1884 20 May 1895
HMAS Fremantle (I) J246/M246 24 March 1943 22 June 1959
HMAS Adele (ex-HMAS Franklin) FY89 24 October 1939 7 May 1943
HMAS Sydney (II) D48 24 September 1935
HMAS Tingira 25 April 1912 30 June 1927
HMAS Jervis Bay (I) GT203 25 August 1977 18 April 1994
HMAS Countess of Hopetoun (HMVS) 25 July 1891
HMAS J2 J2 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J3 J3 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J4 J4 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J5 J5 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J7 J7 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS Platypus (I) 25 March 1919 13 May 1946
HMAS J1 J1 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS Parkes J361 25 May 1944 17 December 1945
HMAS Bataan D9/I91/D191 25 May 1945 18 October 1954
HMAS Manoora (II) L52 25 November 1994 27 May 2011
HMAS Acute P81 26 April 1968 06 May 1983
HMAS Norman (II) M 84 26 August 2000 20 September 2018
HMAS Riawe 772 26 December 1942 12 December 1945
HMAS Kuttabul 26 February 1941 1 June 1942
HMAS Cessnock (I) J175 26 January 1942 12 July 1946
HMAS Kiama J353, M353 26 January 1944 3 April 1946
HMAS Sydney (I) 26 June 1913 8 May 1928
HMAS Kimbla A314 26 March 1956 15 February 1985
HMAS Abraham Crijnssen AJ 26 May 1937 5 May 1943
HMAS Vendetta (II) D08 26 November 1958 9 October 1979
HMAS Gayundah 26 September 1884 23 August 1918
HMAS Benalla (I) J323 27 April 1943 28 January 1946

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