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 Pennantsort descending Commissioned Decommissioned/Lost
HMAS Albert (HMVS) 24 June 1884 20 May 1895
HMAS Boonaroo 1 March 1967 8 May 1967
HMAS Countess of Hopetoun (HMVS) 25 July 1891
HMAS Woomera 20 February 1946 11 October 1960
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Jeparit 11 December 1969 15 March 1972
HMAS Brisbane (I) 31 October 1916 24 September 1935
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Moresby (I) 20 June 1925 14 March 1946
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Gayundah 26 September 1884 23 August 1918
HMAS Victoria HMVS
Auxiliary Aase Maersk Not Commissioned
HMAS Adelaide (I) 5 August 1922 13 May 1946
HMAS Albatross (I) 23 January 1929 26 April 1933
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Martindale 11 July 1941 03 June 1945
HMAS Wato 11 May 1941 12 November 1945
HMAS Oxley (I) 1 April 1927 10 September 1939
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949
HMAS Sydney (I) 26 June 1913 8 May 1928
HMAS Goonambee 09 August 1940 4 October 1944
HMAS Wyatt Earp 17 November 1947 January 1959
RAFA Kurumba 11 March 1919 29 July 1946
HMAS Franklin (later HMAS Adele) 14 September 1915 18 September 1922
HMAS Patricia Cam 3 March 1942 22 January 1943
HMAS Penguin (I) 1 July 1913 1 January 1923
HMAS Kybra 30 September 1940 23 November 1945
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Tingira 25 April 1912 30 June 1927
HMAS Pioneer 1 March 1913 7 November 1916
HMAS Paterson 1 May 1941 26 November 1945
HMAS Samuel Benbow 5 September 1940 1 November 1945
HMAS Kuttabul 26 February 1941 1 June 1942
HMAS Platypus (I) 25 March 1919 13 May 1946
HMAS Protector (I) (HMCS) 19 June 1884 June 1924
HMAS Psyche 1 July 1915 26 March 1918
HMAS Cerberus (HMVS) April 1871
HMAS Bungaree 9 June 1941 7 August 1946
HMAS Encounter (I) 1 July 1912 1 January 1923
HMAS Childers (HMVS)
HMAS Fantome 27 November 1914 14 January 1919
RAFA Biloela 5 July 1920 14 November 1927
HMAS Supply 0195, A195, AO195 15 August 1962 as HMAS Tide Austral 16 December 1985
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 1 03 29 January 1983 07 November 2015
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 2 03 29/01/1983 07/11/2015
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 3 03 29/01/1983 07/11/2015
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 4 03 29/01/1983 07/11/2015
MSA Brolga 1102
HDML 1321 1321 11 November 1943 1970

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