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 Warrego (II) U73 22 August 1940 15 August 1963
HMAS Swan (II) U74 21 January 1937 20 September 1962
HMAS Yarra (II) U77 21 January 1936 4 March 1942
HMAS Waree W 18 September 1942 17 October 1946
HMAS Winter WR 24 July 1943 14 September 1945
HMAS Air Sprite Y256 15 June 1960 1977
HMAS Kara Kara Y276 14 October 1941 8 December 1945
HMAS Koompartoo Z256 23 December 1942 8 June 1962