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 Darwin FFG 04 21 July 1984 9 December 2017
HMAS Stalwart (II) D215 9 February 1968 9 March 1990
HMAS Vendetta (II) D08 26 November 1958 9 October 1979
HMAS Bendigo (II) P211 28 May 1983 9 September 2006
HMAS Cerberus (HMVS) April 1871 April 1921
HMAS Broome (I) J191 29 July 1942 April 1946
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Wyatt Earp 17 November 1947 January 1959
HMAS Protector (I) (HMCS) 19 June 1884 June 1924
HMAS Air Foam ASR912 20 September 1944 June 1944
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945