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.

Namesort descending Pennant Commissioned Decommissioned/Lost
HDML 1321 1321 11 November 1943 1970
HDML 1323 ML1323 21 January 1944 15 August 1958
HDML 1347 Q1347 1 January 1945 29 April 1946
ML 814 ML 814 1 January 1943 12 October 1945
ML 819 ML819 10 May 1943 13 December 1945
ML 824 ML824 18 November 1943 19 November 1945
Auxiliary Aase Maersk Not Commissioned
HMAS Abraham Crijnssen AJ 26 May 1937 5 May 1943
HMAS Acute P81 26 April 1968 06 May 1983
HMAS Adelaide (I) 5 August 1922 13 May 1946
HMAS Adelaide (II) FFG 01 15 November 1980 19 January 2008
HMAS Adele (Ex HMAS Franklin) FY89 24 October 1939 7 May 1943
HMAS AE1 80 28 February 1914 14 September 1914
HMAS AE2 81 28 February 1914 30 April 1915
HMAS Air Bird ASR 915 28 March 1945 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Chief ASR 918, Y252 12 August 1944 15 July 1966
HMAS Air Clan ASR 922 11 December 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Cloud ASR 924 20 October 1944 1949
HMAS Air Faith ASR 909 Y258 8 February 1945 29 August 1946
HMAS Air Foam ASR 912 20 September 1944 June 1944
HMAS Air Guide ASR 913 Y260 20 October 1944 9 August 1946
HMAS Air Hope ASR 908 13 February 1945 20 July 1946
HMAS Air Master ASR 919 31 August 1944
HMAS Air Mercy ASR 925 28 February 1945 1957
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 Air Sailor ASR 926 8 November 1944 31 August 1946
HMAS Air Sense ASR 914 1 March 1945 21 October 1946
HMAS Air Speed ASR 910 28 February 1945
HMAS Air Spray ASR 911 Y259 02-102 13 February 1945 16 September 1946
HMAS Air Sprite Y256 15 June 1960 1977
HMAS Air Trail ASR 916 8 February 1945
HMAS Air View ASR 923 20 November 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Watch ASR 927 27 November 1944 24 September 1946
HMAS Aitape P84 13 November 1967 14 November 1974
HMAS Albatross (I) 23 January 1929 26 April 1933
HMAS Albert (HMVS) 24 June 1884 20 May 1895
HMAS Allenwood AL 29 July 1941 31 October 1944
HMAS Anzac (II) D59 14 March 1951 4 October 1974
HMAS Anzac (I) G90 27 January 1920 30 July 1931
HMAS Ararat (I) K34/M34 16 June 1943 11 April 1947
HMAS Armidale (I) J240 11 June 1942 1 December 1942
HMAS Arrow P88 3 July 1968 7 February 1975
HMAS Arunta (I) I30/D5/D130 30 March 1942 21 December 1956
HMAS Assail (I) P89 12 July 1968 18 October 1985
HMAS Australia (I) C6/C09/C81 21 June 1913 12 December 1921
HMAS Australia (II) I84/D84/C84 24 April 1928 31 August 1954
HMAS Balikpapan L 126 27 September 1974 12 December 2012
HMAS Ballarat (I) J184 & B236 30 August 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Banks G244 16 February 1960 17 December 1982
HMAS Barbette P97 16 August 1968 15 June 1984
HMAS Barcoo K375/F375/A245 17 January 1944 21 February 1964
HMAS Barwon K406 10 December 1945 31 March 1947
HMAS Bataan D9/I91/D191 25 May 1945 18 October 1954
HMAS Bathurst (I) J158 6 December 1940 27 September 1946
HMAS Benalla (I) J323 27 April 1943 28 January 1946
HMAS Bendigo (I) J187 10 May 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Bendigo (II) P211 28 May 1983 9 September 2006
HMAS Bermagui FY81 11 December 1939 23 November 1945
HMAS Beryl (II) F71/BL 9 October 1939 13 December 1945
HMAS Betano L 133 8 February 1974 12 December 2012
RAFA Biloela 5 July 1920 14 November 1927
HMAS Bonthorpe BT 5 February 1940 17 February 1945
HMAS Boonaroo 1 March 1967 8 May 1967
HMAS Bowen J285/M285 9 November 1942 17 January 1946
HMAS Brisbane (II) D41 16 December 1967 19 October 2001
HMAS Brisbane (I) 31 October 1916 24 September 1935
MSA Brolga 1102
HMAS Broome (I) J191 29 July 1942 April 1946
HMAS Brunei L 127 5 January 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Buna L132 7 December 1973 26 November 1974
HMAS Bunbury (I) J241 3 January 1943 26 August 1946
HMAS Bunbury (II) P217 15 December 1984 11 February 2006
HMAS Bundaberg (II) P91 3 March 2007 18 December 2014
HMAS Bundaberg (I) J231 12 September 1942 26 March 1946
HMAS Bungaree 9 June 1941 7 August 1946
HMAS Burdekin K376 27 June 1944 18 April 1946
HMAS Burnie J198 15 April 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Burra Bra BR 1 February 1943 1 June 1944
HMAS Cairns (I) J183 11 May 1942 17 January 1946
HMAS Canberra (I) D33 9 July 1928 9 August 1942
HMAS Canberra (II) FFG 02 21 March 1981 12 November 2005
HMAS Castlemaine J244 17 June 1942 14 December 1945
HMAS Cerberus (HMVS) April 1871 April 1921
HMAS Cessnock (I) J175 26 January 1942 12 July 1946
HMAS Cessnock (II) P210 5 March 1983 23 June 2005
HMAS Childers (HMVS) 15 September 1916
HMAS Chinampa CP 1 March 1942 31 December 1945
HMAS Colac J242 6 January 1942 27 November 1945
HMAS Condamine K698/F698 22 February 1946 2 December 1955
HMAS Coolebar J25 18 December 1939 1 June 1945
HMAS Cootamundra J316 30 April 1943 8 June 1959
HMAS Countess of Hopetoun (HMVS) 25 July 1891
HMAS Cowra J351 8 October 1943 26 June 1953
HMAS Culgoa K408 1 April 1947 15 April 1954
HMAS Curlew M1121 12 August 1962 30 April 1990
HMAS Deloraine J232 22 November 1941 30 June 1948
HMAS Derwent F22/DE22/DE49 30 April 1964 8 August 1994
HMAS Diamantina (I) K377, A266 27 April 1945 29 February 1980

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