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 Koala A315 7 February 1940 18 April 1957
HMAS Kookaburra A331 28 February 1939 3 December 1958
HMAS Koompartoo Z256 23 December 1942 8 June 1962
HMAS Koopa KP 14 September 1942 10 January 1947
HMAS Kuru 83 8 December 1941 22 October 1943
HMAS Kuttabul 26 February 1941 1 June 1942
HMAS Kybra 30 September 1940 23 November 1945
HMAS Labuan (II) L 128 9 March 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Lachlan K364 14 February 1945 5 October 1949
HMAS Larrakia (I) 81 8 December 1941 16 February 1944
HMAS Latrobe J234 6 November 1942 13 March 1953
HMAS Launceston (I) J179 9 April 1942 23 March 1946
HMAS Launceston (II) P207 1 March 1982 8 September 2006
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Lithgow J206 14 June 1941 8 June 1948
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Macquarie K532 7 December 1945 17 March 1954
HMAS Manoora (I) F48 12 December 1939 6 December 1947
HMAS Manoora (II) L52 25 November 1994 27 May 2011
HMAS Marguerite T51 8 June 1919 23 July 1929
HMAS Martindale 11 July 1941 03 June 1945
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Matafele MF 1 January 1943 20 June 1944
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Melbourne (II) - Part 1 R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Melbourne (II) - Part 2 R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Mildura J207 23 July 1941 11 September 1953
HMAS Moresby (I) 20 June 1925 14 March 1946
HMAS Mulcra S-141 11 June 1945 10 January 1946
HMAS Murchison K442 17 December 1945 31 January 1956
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Nestor G02 3 February 1941 16 June 1942
HMAS Nizam G38 19 December 1940 17 October 1945
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Ovens S70 18 April 1969 1 December 1995
HMAS Oxley (I) 1 April 1927 10 September 1939
HMAS Oxley (II) S57 21 March 1967 13 February 1992
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949
HMAS Parkes J361 25 May 1944 17 December 1945
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Parramatta (II) U44 8 April 1940 27 November 1941
HMAS Parramatta (III) DE 46 4 July 1961 11 January 1991
HMAS Paterson 1 May 1941 26 November 1945
HMAS Patricia Cam 3 March 1942 22 January 1943
HMAS Penguin (I) 1 July 1913 1 January 1923
HMAS Perth (I) D29 10 July 1939 1 March 1942

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