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 Perth (I) D29 10 July 1939 1 March 1942
HMAS Perth (II) D 38 17 July 1965 15 October 1999
HMAS Pioneer 1 March 1913 7 November 1916
HMAS Pirie (I) J189 10 October 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Platypus (I) 25 March 1919 13 May 1946
HMAS Poyang PY 6 May 1943 6 March 1946
HMAS Protector (I) (HMCS) 19 June 1884 June 1924
HMAS Psyche 1 July 1915 26 March 1918
HMAS Quadrant G11/F01 18 October 1945 16 August 1957
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 Quickmatch G92 14 September 1942 26 April 1963
HMAS Riawe 772 26 December 1942 12 December 1945
HMAS Rockhampton J203 21 January 1942 5 August 1946
HMAS Salamaua L131 19 October 1973 26 November 1974
HMAS Samuel Benbow 5 September 1940 1 November 1945
HMAS Shepparton (I) J248 1 February 1943 10 May 1946
HMAS Shoalhaven K535 2 May 1946 19 December 1955
HMAS Shropshire 73 20 April 1943 10 November 1949
HMAS Snipe M1102 11 September 1962 17 June 1983
HMAS Sprightly A203 23 February 1944 31 March 1958
HMAS Stalwart (I) H14 27 January 1920 01 December 1925
HMAS Stalwart (II) D215 9 February 1968 9 March 1990
HMAS Stawell J348 7 August 1943 26 March 1946
HMAS Strahan J363 14 March 1944 25 January 1946
HMAS Stuart (I) D00 11 October 1933 27 April 1946
HMAS Stuart (II) DE48 28 June 1963 26 July 1991
HMAS Success (I) H02 27 January 1920 21 May 1930
HMAS Supply 0195, A195, AO195 15 August 1962 as HMAS Tide Austral 16 December 1985
HMAS Suva 23rd June 1919 12th August 1919
HMAS Swan (I) D61 16 August 1916 15 May 1928
HMAS Swan (II) U74 21 January 1937 20 September 1962
HMAS Swan (III) DE 50 20 January 1970 13 September 1996
HMAS Swordsman H11 & F3A 27 January 1920 21 December 1929
HMAS Sydney (I) 26 June 1913 8 May 1928
HMAS Sydney (II) D48 24 September 1935 19 November 1941
HMAS Sydney (III) R17 later A214 16 December 1948 12 November 1973
HMAS Sydney (IV) 03 29 January 1983 07 November 2015
HMAS Tamworth J191 8 August 1942 30 April 1946
HMAS Tarakan (I) L3017 4 July 1946 12 March 1954
HMAS Tarakan (II) L 129 15 June 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Tasmania H25 27 January 1920 09 January 1928
HMAS Tattoo H26 27 January 1920 19 June 1936
HMAS Teal M1152 30 August 1962 31 May 1973
HMAS Terka TR 31 January 1941 25 Januray 1943
HMAS Three Cheers TC 20 October 1944 20 February 1946
HMAS Tingira 25 April 1912 30 June 1927
HMAS Tobruk (I) D37 8 May 1950 29 October 1960
HMAS Tobruk (II) L50 23 April 1981 31 July 2015
HMAS Toowoomba (I) J157 9 October 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Torrens (I) D67 3 July 1916 12 May 1926
HMAS Townsville (I) J205 19 December 1941 5 August 1946
HMAS Townsville (II) P205 18 July 1981 11 May 2007
HMAS Uki FY80 11 December 1939 24 December 1942
HMAS Vampire (I) D68 11 October 1933 9 April 1942
HMAS Vampire (II) D11 23 June 1959 13 August 1986
HMAS Vendetta (I) D69 11 October 1933 27 November 1945
HMAS Vendetta (II) D08 26 November 1958 9 October 1979
HMAS Vengeance R71 13 November 1952 25 October 1955
HMAS Victoria (HMVS)
HMAS Voyager (I) D31 11 October 1933 23 September 1942
HMAS Voyager (II) D04 12 February 1957 10 February 1964
HMAS Wagga J315 M183 18 December 1942 28 October 1960
HMAS Wallaroo J222 15 July 1942 11 June 1943
HMAS Waree W 18 September 1942 17 October 1946
HMAS Warramunga (I) I44 23 November 1942 7 December 1959
HMAS Warreen 821/Y263 22 October 1942 31 March 1966
HMAS Warrego (I) D70 1 June 1912 22 July 1919
HMAS Warrego (II) U73 22 August 1940 15 August 1963
HMAS Warrnambool (I) J202 23 September 1941 13 September 1947
HMAS Waterhen (I) D22 11 October 1933 30 June 1941
HMAS Wato 11 May 1941 12 November 1945
HMAS Westralia (I) F95 17 January 1940 19 September 1946
HMAS Westralia (II) AO 195 9 October 1989 16 September 2006
HMAS Wewak L 130 10 August 1973 11 December 2012
HMAS Whyalla (I) J153 8 January 1942 16 May 1946
HMAS Whyalla (II) P 208 3 July 1982 2 September 2005
HMAS Winter WR 24 July 1943 14 September 1945
HMAS Wollongong (I) J172 23 October 1941 11 February 1946
HMAS Wollongong (II) P206 28 November 1981 11 February 2006
HMAS Woomera 20 February 1946 11 October 1960
HMAS Wyatt Earp 17 November 1947 January 1959
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Yarra (I) D79 10 September 1910 30 September 1929
HMAS Yarra (II) U77 21 January 1936 4 March 1942
HMAS Yarra (III) DE 45 27 July 1961 22 November 1985
ML 814 ML 814 1 January 1943 12 October 1945
ML 819 ML819 10 May 1943 13 December 1945
ML 824 ML824 18 November 1943 19 November 1945
MSA Brolga 1102
RAFA Biloela 5 July 1920 14 November 1927
RAFA Kurumba 11 March 1919 29 July 1946
SAR Air Nymph (ex-HMAS Air Save) ASR 920 Y257 20 September 1944

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