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 Vendetta (II) D08 26 November 1958 9 October 1979
HMAS Vampire (II) D11 23 June 1959 13 August 1986
HMAS Duchess D154 8 May 1964 23 October 1977
HMAS Stalwart (II) D215 9 February 1968 9 March 1990
HMAS Waterhen (I) D22 11 October 1933 30 June 1941
HMAS Perth (I) D29 10 July 1939 1 March 1942
HMAS Voyager (I) D31 11 October 1933 23 September 1942
HMAS Canberra (I) D33 9 July 1928 9 August 1942
HMAS Tobruk (I) D37 8 May 1950 29 October 1960
HMAS Hobart (II) D39 18 December 1965 12 May 2000
HMAS Brisbane (II) D41 16 December 1967 19 October 2001
HMAS Sydney (II) D48 24 September 1935
HMAS Huon (I) D50 14 December 1915 7 June 1928
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Anzac (II) D59 14 March 1951 4 October 1974
HMAS Swan (I) D61 16 August 1916 15 May 1928
HMAS Hobart (I) D63 28 September 1938 20 December 1947
HMAS Torrens (I) D67 3 July 1916 12 May 1926
HMAS Vampire (I) D68 11 October 1933 9 April 1942
HMAS Vendetta (I) D69 11 October 1933 27 November 1945
HMAS Warrego (I) D70 1 June 1912 22 July 1919
HMAS Yarra (I) D79 10 September 1910 30 September 1929
HMAS Bataan D9/I91/D191 25 May 1945 18 October 1954
HMAS Yarra (III) DE 45 27 July 1961 22 November 1985
HMAS Parramatta (III) DE 46 4 July 1961 11 January 1991
HMAS Swan (III) DE 50 20 January 1970 13 September 1996
HMAS Stuart (II) DE48 28 June 1963 26 July 1991
HMAS Emu DT 931 30 July 1946 17 December 1959
HMAS Derwent F22/DE22/DE49 30 April 1964 8 August 1994
HMAS Kanimbla (I) F23 6 October 1939 25 March 1949
HMAS Manoora (I) F48 12 December 1939 6 December 1947
HMAS Beryl (II) F71/BL 9 October 1939 13 December 1945
HMAS Westralia (I) F95 17 January 1940 19 September 1946
HMAS Adelaide (II) FFG 01 15 November 1980 19 January 2008
HMAS Canberra (II) FFG 02 21 March 1981 12 November 2005
HMAS Darwin FFG 04 21 July 1984 9 December 2017
HMAS Newcastle FFG 06 11 December 1993 30 June 2019
HMAS Uki FY80 11 December 1939 24 December 1942
HMAS Bermagui FY81 11 December 1939 23 November 1945
HMAS Adele (ex-HMAS Franklin) FY89 24 October 1939 7 May 1943
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Nestor G02 3 February 1941 16 June 1942
HMAS Quadrant G11/F01 18 October 1945 16 August 1957
HMAS Banks G244 16 February 1960 17 December 1982
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Nizam G38 19 December 1940 17 October 1945
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945
HMAS Quality G62 7 September 1942 25 January 1946
HMAS Queenborough G70 20 October 1945 7 April 1972
HMAS Quiberon G81/F03 6 July 1942 26 June 1964
HMAS Anzac (I) G90 27 January 1920 30 July 1931
HMAS Quickmatch G92 14 September 1942 26 April 1963
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Gunbar GB 18 December 1940 30 June 1943
HMAS Bass GPV 902, Y267 and G247 15 November 1960 17 December 1982
HMAS Goorangai GR 9 October 1939 20 November 1940
HMAS Jervis Bay (I) GT203 25 August 1977 18 April 1994
HMAS Success (I) H02 27 January 1920 21 May 1930
HMAS Swordsman H11 & F3A 27 January 1920 21 December 1929
HMAS Stalwart (I) H14 27 January 1920 01 December 1925
HMAS Tasmania H25 27 January 1920 09 January 1928
HMAS Tattoo H26 27 January 1920 19 June 1936
HMAS Arunta (I) I30/D5/D130 30 March 1942 21 December 1956
HMAS Warramunga (I) I44 23 November 1942 7 December 1959
HMAS Australia (II) I84/D84/C84 24 April 1928 31 August 1954
HMAS J1 J1 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Whyalla (I) J153 8 January 1942 16 May 1946
HMAS Toowoomba (I) J157 9 October 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Bathurst (I) J158 6 December 1940 27 September 1946
HMAS Goulburn J167, B243, A117 28 February 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Wollongong (I) J172 23 October 1941 11 February 1946
HMAS Cessnock (I) J175 26 January 1942 12 July 1946
HMAS Geraldton (I) J178, B242 and A116 6 April 1942 14 June 1946
HMAS Launceston (I) J179 9 April 1942 23 March 1946
HMAS Cairns (I) J183 11 May 1942 17 January 1946
HMAS Ballarat (I) J184 & B236 30 August 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Ipswich (I) J186 13 June 1942 5 July 1946
HMAS Bendigo (I) J187, B237, A111 10 May 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Gawler (I) J188 14 August 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Pirie (I) J189 10 October 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Broome (I) J191 29 July 1942 April 1946
HMAS Tamworth J191 8 August 1942 30 April 1946
HMAS Kalgoorlie J192, B245, A119 7 April 1942 8 May 1946
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Burnie J198 15 April 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS J2 J2 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS Geelong (I) J201 16 January 1942 18 October 1944
HMAS Warrnambool (I) J202 23 September 1941 13 September 1947
HMAS Rockhampton J203 21 January 1942 5 August 1946
HMAS Katoomba J204 17 December 1941 2 August 1948
HMAS Townsville (I) J205 19 December 1941 5 August 1946
HMAS Lithgow J206 14 June 1941 8 June 1948
HMAS Mildura J207 23 July 1941 11 September 1953
HMAS Kapunda J218 21 October 1942 14 January 1946
HMAS Wallaroo J222 15 July 1942 11 June 1943
HMAS Bundaberg (I) J231 12 September 1942 26 March 1946
HMAS Deloraine J232 22 November 1941 30 June 1948
HMAS Inverell J233, M233 17 September 1942 14 June 1946
HMAS Latrobe J234, M234 6 November 1942 13 March 1953

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