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 Commissioned Decommissioned/Lost
HMAS Fantome 27 November 1914 14 January 1919
HMAS Franklin (later HMAS Adele) 14 September 1915 18 September 1922
HMAS Fremantle (I) J246/M246 24 March 1943 22 June 1959
HMAS Fremantle (II) P203 17 March 1980 11 August 2006
HMAS Gascoyne (I) K354 18 November 1943 1 February 1966
HMAS Gawler (I) J188 14 August 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Gawler (II) P212 27 August 1983 8 July 2006
HMAS Gayundah 26 September 1884 23 August 1918
HMAS Geelong (I) J201 16 January 1942 18 October 1944
HMAS Geelong (II) P215 2 June 1984 8 July 2006
HMAS Geraldton (I) J178 6 April 1942 14 June 1946
HMAS Geraldton (II) P213 10 December 1983 7 October 2006
HMAS Gladstone (I) J324 22 March 1943 16 July 1956
HMAS Gladstone (II) P216 8 September 1984 13 March 2007
HMAS Glenelg (I) J236 16 November 1942 14 January 1946
HMAS Goonambee 09 August 1940 4 October 1944
HMAS Goorangai GR 9 October 1939 20 November 1940
HMAS Goulburn J167 28 February 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Gull M1185 19 July 1962 7 November 1969
HMAS Gunbar GB 18 December 1940 30 June 1943
HMAS Gympie J238 4 November 1942 23 May 1946
HMAS Hawk M1139 18 July 1962 7 January 1972
HMAS Hawkesbury (I) K363 5 July 1944 14 February 1955
HMAS Hobart (I) D63 28 September 1938 20 December 1947
HMAS Hobart (II) D39 18 December 1965 12 May 2000
HMAS Horsham (I) J235 18 November 1942 17 November 1945
HMAS Huon (I) D50 14 December 1915 7 June 1928
HMAS Ibis (II) M1183 7 September 1962 4 May 1984
HMAS Inverell J233 17 September 1942 14 June 1946
HMAS Ipswich (I) J186 13 June 1942 5 July 1946
HMAS Ipswich (II) P209 13 November 1982 11 May 2007
HMAS J1 J1 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
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 Jeparit 11 December 1969 15 March 1972
HMAS Jervis Bay (I) GT203 25 August 1977 18 April 1994
HMAS Junee J362 11 April 1944 21 August 1957
HMAS Kalgoorlie J192 7 April 1942 8 May 1946
HMAS Kangaroo A291 27 September 1940 15 December 1955
HMAS Kanimbla (I) F23 6 October 1939 25 March 1949
HMAS Kanimbla (II) L51 29 August 1994 25 November 2011
HMAS Kapunda J218 21 October 1942 14 January 1946
HMAS Kara Kara Y276 14 October 1941 8 December 1945
HMAS Karangi A304 23 December 1941 31 May 1957
HMAS Katoomba J204 17 December 1941 2 August 1948
HMAS Kiama J353 26 January 1944 3 April 1946
HMAS Kimbla A314 26 March 1956 15 February 1985
HMAS Koala A315 7 February 1940 18 April 1957
HMAS Kookaburra A331 28 February 1939 3 December 1958
HMAS Koompartoo Z256 23 December 1942 8 June 1962
HMAS Koopa KP 14 September 1942 10 January 1947
HMAS Kuru 83 8 December 1941 22 October 1943
HMAS Kuttabul 26 February 1941 1 June 1942
HMAS Kybra 30 September 1940 23 November 1945
HMAS Labuan (II) L 128 9 March 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Lachlan K364 14 February 1945 5 October 1949
HMAS Larrakia (I) 81 8 December 1941 16 February 1944
HMAS Latrobe J234 6 November 1942 13 March 1953
HMAS Launceston (I) J179 9 April 1942 23 March 1946
HMAS Launceston (II) P207 1 March 1982 8 September 2006
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Lithgow J206 14 June 1941 8 June 1948
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Macquarie K532 7 December 1945 17 March 1954
HMAS Manoora (I) F48 12 December 1939 6 December 1947
HMAS Manoora (II) L52 25 November 1994 27 May 2011
HMAS Marguerite T51 8 June 1919 23 July 1929
HMAS Martindale 11 July 1941 03 June 1945
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Matafele MF 1 January 1943 20 June 1944
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Melbourne (II) R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Mildura J207 23 July 1941 11 September 1953
HMAS Moresby (I) 20 June 1925 14 March 1946
HMAS Mourilyan 23 May 1918 20 December 1918
HMAS Mulcra S-141 11 June 1945 10 January 1946
HMAS Murchison K442 17 December 1945 31 January 1956
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Nestor G02 3 February 1941 16 June 1942
HMAS Nizam G38 19 December 1940 17 October 1945
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945
HMAS Orara 9 October 1939 14 May 1945
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Ovens S70 18 April 1969 1 December 1995
HMAS Oxley (I) 1 April 1927 10 September 1939
HMAS Oxley (II) S57 21 March 1967 13 February 1992
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949
HMAS Parkes J361 25 May 1944 17 December 1945
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Parramatta (II) U44 8 April 1940 27 November 1941
HMAS Parramatta (III) DE 46 4 July 1961 11 January 1991
HMAS Paterson 1 May 1941 26 November 1945
HMAS Patricia Cam 3 March 1942 22 January 1943
HMAS Penguin (I) 1 July 1913 1 January 1923

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