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 (I) G90 27 January 1920 30 July 1931
HMAS Anzac (II) D59 14 March 1951 4 October 1974
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

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