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 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 11/12/1939 23/11/1945
HMAS Beryl (II) F71/BL 9 October 1939 13 December 1945
HMAS Betano L 133 8 February 1974 12 December 2012
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 (I) 31 October 1916 24 September 1935
HMAS Brisbane (II) D41 16 December 1967 19 October 2001
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 (I) J231 12 September 1942 26 March 1946
HMAS Bundaberg (II) P91 3 March 2007 18 December 2014
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
HMAS Cessnock (I) J175 26 January 1942 12 July 1946
HMAS Cessnock (II) P210 5 March 1983 23 June 2005
HMAS Childers (HMVS)
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
HMAS Dubbo (I) J251/M251 31 July 1942 7 February 1947
HMAS Dubbo (II) P214 10 March 1984 2 February 2007
HMAS Duchess D154 8 May 1964 23 October 1977
HMAS Echuca J252/M252 7 September 1942 29 June 1948
HMAS Emu DT 931 30 July 1946 17 December 1959
HMAS Encounter (I) 1 July 1912 1 January 1923

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