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/Lostsort descending
HMAS Larrakia (I) 81 8 December 1941 16 February 1944
HMAS Gladstone (I) J324, M324 22 March 1943 16 July 1956
HMAS Nestor G02 3 February 1941 16 June 1942
HMAS Whyalla (I) J153 8 January 1942 16 May 1946
HMAS Air Spray ASR 911 Y259 02-102 13 February 1945 16 September 1946
HMAS Westralia (II) AO 195 9 October 1989 16 September 2006
HMAS Parkes J361 25 May 1944 17 December 1945
HMAS Emu DT 931 30 July 1946 17 December 1959
HMAS Bass GPV 902, Y267 and G247 15 November 1960 17 December 1982
HMAS Banks G244 16 February 1960 17 December 1982
HMAS Bonthorpe BT 5 February 1940 17 February 1945
HMAS Bowen J285, M285 9 November 1942 17 January 1946
HMAS Cairns (I) J183 11 May 1942 17 January 1946
HMAS Snipe M1102 11 September 1962 17 June 1983
HMAS Macquarie K532 7 December 1945 17 March 1954
HMAS Horsham (I) J235 18 November 1942 17 November 1945
HMAS Nizam G38 19 December 1940 17 October 1945
HMAS Waree W 18 September 1942 17 October 1946
HMAS Burdekin K376 27 June 1944 18 April 1946
HMAS Koala A315 7 February 1940 18 April 1957
HMAS Jervis Bay (I) GT203 25 August 1977 18 April 1994
HMAS Bundaberg (II) P91 3 March 2007 18 December 2014
HMAS Geelong (I) J201 16 January 1942 18 October 1944
HMAS Bataan D9/I91/D191 25 May 1945 18 October 1954
HMAS Assail (I) P89 12 July 1968 18 October 1985
HMAS Franklin (later HMAS Adele) 14 September 1915 18 September 1922
HMAS Air Mist ASR 917 20 September 1944 19 December 1945
HMAS Shoalhaven K535 2 May 1946 19 December 1955
HMAS Sleuth 18 January 1917 19 February 1920
HMAS Adelaide (II) FFG 01 15 November 1980 19 January 2008
HMAS Tattoo H26 27 January 1920 19 June 1936
ML 824 ML824 18 November 1943 19 November 1945
HMAS Brisbane (II) D41 16 December 1967 19 October 2001
HMAS Westralia (I) F95 17 January 1940 19 September 1946
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949
HMAS Air Cloud ASR 924 20 October 1944 1949
HMAS Air Mercy ASR 925 28 February 1945 1957
HDML 1321 1321 11 November 1943 1970
HMAS Air Sprite Y256 15 June 1960 1977
HMAS Katoomba J204 17 December 1941 2 August 1948
HMAS Condamine K698/F698 22 February 1946 2 December 1955
HMAS Dubbo (II) P214 10 March 1984 2 February 2007
HMAS Whyalla (II) P 208 3 July 1982 2 September 2005
HMAS Mourilyan 23 May 1918 20 December 1918
HMAS Hobart (I) D63 28 September 1938 20 December 1947
HMAS Three Cheers TC 20 October 1944 20 February 1946
HMAS Air Hope ASR 908 13 February 1945 20 July 1946
HMAS Matafele MF 1 January 1943 20 June 1944
HMAS Albert (HMVS) 24 June 1884 20 May 1895
HMAS Goorangai GR 9 October 1939 20 November 1940
HMAS Brunei L 127 5 January 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Tarakan (II) L 129 15 June 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Labuan (II) L 128 9 March 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Berrima 17 August 1914 20 October 1914
HMAS Swan (II) U74 21 January 1937 20 September 1962
HMAS Norman (II) M 84 26 August 2000 20 September 2018
HMAS Junee J362, M362 11 April 1944 21 August 1957
HMAS Swordsman H11 & F3A 27 January 1920 21 December 1929
HMAS Arunta (I) I30/D5/D130 30 March 1942 21 December 1956
HMAS Barcoo K375/F375/A245 17 January 1944 21 February 1964
HMAS Success (I) H02 27 January 1920 21 May 1930
HMAS Air Sense ASR 914 1 March 1945 21 October 1946
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Patricia Cam 3 March 1942 22 January 1943
HMAS Warrego (I) D70 1 June 1912 22 July 1919
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Fremantle (I) J246/M246 24 March 1943 22 June 1959
HMAS Yarra (III) DE 45 27 July 1961 22 November 1985
HMAS Kuru 83 8 December 1941 22 October 1943
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Gayundah 26 September 1884 23 August 1918
HMAS Marguerite T51 31 January 1920 23 July 1929
HMAS Cessnock (II) P210 5 March 1983 23 June 2005
HMAS Launceston (I) J179 9 April 1942 23 March 1946
HMAS Gympie J238, M238 4 November 1942 23 May 1946
HMAS Bermagui FY81 11 December 1939 23 November 1945
HMAS Kybra 30 September 1940 23 November 1945
HMAS Duchess D154 8 May 1964 23 October 1977
HMAS Voyager (I) D31 11 October 1933 23 September 1942
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Uki FY80 11 December 1939 24 December 1942
HMAS Brisbane (I) 31 October 1916 24 September 1935
HMAS Air Watch ASR 927 27 November 1944 24 September 1946
HMAS Terka TR 31 January 1941 25 January 1943
HMAS Strahan J363 14 March 1944 25 January 1946
HMAS Quality G62 7 September 1942 25 January 1946
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Kanimbla (I) F23 6 October 1939 25 March 1949
HMAS Air Rest ASR 921 20 September 1944 25 May 1949
HMAS Kanimbla (II) L51 29 August 1994 25 November 2011
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Vengeance R71 13 November 1952 25 October 1955
HMAS Albatross (I) 23 January 1929 26 April 1933
HMAS Quickmatch G92 14 September 1942 26 April 1963
HMAS Bunbury (I) J241 3 January 1943 26 August 1946
HMAS Stuart (II) DE48 28 June 1963 26 July 1991
HMAS Cowra J351, M351 8 October 1943 26 June 1953
HMAS Quiberon G81/F03 6 July 1942 26 June 1964
HMAS Psyche 1 July 1915 26 March 1918

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