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

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