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 Commissionedsort descending Decommissioned/Lost
HMAS Ibis (II) M1183 7 September 1962 4 May 1984
HMAS Parramatta (II) U44 8 April 1940 27 November 1941
HMAS Tamworth J191 8 August 1942 30 April 1946
HMAS Kuru 83 8 December 1941 22 October 1943
HMAS Larrakia (I) 81 8 December 1941 16 February 1944
HMAS Air Trail ASR916 8 February 1945
HMAS Air Faith ASR909, Y258 8 February 1945 29 August 1946
HMAS Betano L133 8 February 1974 12 December 2012
HMAS Whyalla (I) J153 8 January 1942 16 May 1946
HMAS Amohine 541 8 July 1943 1 November 1945
HMAS Tobruk (I) D37 8 May 1950 29 October 1960
HMAS Duchess D154 8 May 1964 23 October 1977
HMAS Air Sailor ASR926 8 November 1944 31 August 1946
HMAS Cowra J351, M351 8 October 1943 26 June 1953
HMAS Gladstone (II) P216 8 September 1984 13 March 2007
HMAS Launceston (I) J179 9 April 1942 23 March 1946
HMAS Goonambee 9 August 1940 4 October 1944
HMAS Stalwart (II) D215 9 February 1968 9 March 1990
HMAS Canberra (I) D33 9 July 1928 9 August 1942
HMAS Bungaree 9 June 1941 7 August 1946
HMAS Labuan (II) L128 9 March 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Bowen J285, M285 9 November 1942 17 January 1946
HMAS Beryl (II) F71/BL 9 October 1939 13 December 1945
HMAS Orara N3FI 9 October 1939 14 May 1945
HMAS Goorangai GR 9 October 1939 20 November 1940
HMAS Toowoomba (I) J157 9 October 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Westralia (II) AO195 9 October 1989 16 September 2006
HMAS Cerberus (HMVS) April 1871 April 1921
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949

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