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 (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) - Part 1 D215 9 February 1968 9 March 1990
HMAS Stalwart (II) - Part 2 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 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 27/01/1920 21/12/1929
HMAS Sydney (I) 26 June 1913 8 May 1928
HMAS Sydney (II) - Part 1 D48 24 September 1935 19 November 1941
HMAS Sydney (II) - Part 2 D48 24 September 1935 19 November 1941
HMAS Sydney (II) - Part 3 D48 24 September 1935 19 November 1941
HMAS Sydney (II) - Part 4 D48 24/09/1935 19/11/1941
HMAS Sydney (II) - Part 5 D48 24/09/1935 19/11/1941
HMAS Sydney (III) - Part 1 R17 later A214 16 December 1948 12 November 1973
HMAS Sydney (III) - Part 2 R17 later A214 16 December 1948 12 November 1973
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 1 03 29 January 1983 07 November 2015
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 2 03 29/01/1983 07/11/2015
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 3 03 29/01/1983 07/11/2015
HMAS Sydney (IV) - Part 4 03 29/01/1983 07/11/2015
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

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