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 Melbourne (II) R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Hobart (I) D63 28 September 1938 20 December 1947
HMAS Childers (HMVS) 29 April 1912 15 September 1916
HMAS Kanimbla (II) L51 29 August 1994 25 November 2011
HMAS Sydney (IV) 03 29 January 1983 7 November 2015
HMAS Allenwood AL 29 July 1941 31 October 1944
HMAS Broome (I) J191 29 July 1942 April 1946
HMAS Pirie (II) 87 29 July 2006 26 March 2021
HMAS Perth (I) D29 29 June 1939 1 March 1942
HMAS Nyroca 737 29 September 1942 2 July 1945
HMAS Nestor G02 3 February 1941 16 June 1942
HMAS Bunbury (I) J241 3 January 1943 26 August 1946
HMAS Torrens (I) D67 3 July 1916 12 May 1926
HMAS Hiawatha 727 3 July 1941 17 December 1945
HMAS Winnilya 728 3 July 1941
HMAS Arrow P88 3 July 1968 7 February 1975
HMAS Whyalla (II) P208 3 July 1982 2 September 2005
HMAS Patricia Cam 3 March 1942 22 January 1943
HMAS Bundaberg (II) P91 3 March 2007 18 December 2014
HMAS Cootamundra J316, M186 30 April 1943 8 June 1959
HMAS Derwent F22/DE22/DE49 30 April 1964 8 August 1994
HMAS Ballarat (I) J184 and B236 30 August 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Rathane 585 30 August 1943 22 April 1944
HMAS Teal M1152 30 August 1962 31 May 1973
HMAS Tolga TL 30 December 1940 3 March 1946
HMAS Marlean 20 30 December 1941 12 November 1944
HMAS Nereus 19 30 December 1941
HMAS Lady Madge 625 30 January 1943 July 1944
HMAS Emu DT931 30 July 1946 17 December 1959
HMAS Arunta (I) I30/D5/D130 30 March 1942 21 December 1956
HMAS Kybra 30 September 1940 23 November 1945
HMAS Air Master ASR919 31 August 1944 20 February 1947
HMAS Marguerite T51 31 January 1920 23 July 1929
HMAS Terka TR 31 January 1941 25 January 1943
HMAS Dubbo (I) J251/M251 31 July 1942 7 February 1947
HMAS Brisbane (I) 31 October 1916 24 September 1935
HMAS Mermaid A02 4 December 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Tarakan (I) L3017 4 July 1946 12 March 1954
HMAS Parramatta (III) DE46 4 July 1961 11 January 1991
HMAS Gympie J238, M238 4 November 1942 23 May 1946
HMAS Moruya 4 October 1941 November 1944
HMAS Pioneer (II) 676 5 April 1943 6 June 1944
HMAS Koorine 582 5 April 1943 4 September 1945
HMAS Adelaide (I) 5 August 1922 13 May 1946
HMAS Hoona 535 5 December 1942 11 July 1944
HMAS Bonthorpe BT 5 February 1940 17 February 1945
HMAS Brunei L127 5 January 1973 20 November 2014
RAFA Biloela 5 July 1920 14 November 1927
HMAS Hawkesbury (I) K363 5 July 1944 14 February 1955
HMAS Hermione 774 5 March 1943
HMAS Cessnock (II) P210 5 March 1983 23 June 2005
HMAS Samuel Benbow 5 September 1940 1 November 1945
HMAS Tonga 533 5 September 1943 16 February 1944
HMAS Geraldton (I) J178, B242 and A116 6 April 1942 14 June 1946
HMAS Bathurst (I) J158 6 December 1940 27 September 1946
HMAS Colac J242, M05 6 January 1942 27 November 1945
HMAS Quiberon G81/F03 6 July 1942 26 June 1964
HMAS Kweena 583 6 July 1943 17 March 1944
HMAS Moresby (II) AGS73 6 March 1964 13 November 1997
HMAS Poyang PY 6 May 1943 6 March 1946
HMAS Latrobe J234, M234 6 November 1942 13 March 1953
HMAS Kanimbla (I) F23 6 October 1939 25 March 1949
HMAS Carinya 572 6 September 1943 3 May 1946
HMAS Kalgoorlie J192, B245, A119 7 April 1942 8 May 1946
HMAS Stawell J348 7 August 1943 26 March 1946
HMAS Macquarie K532 7 December 1945 17 March 1954
HMAS Buna L132 7 December 1973 26 November 1974
HMAS Koala A315 7 February 1940 18 April 1957
HMAS Tambar 7 November 1939 14 July 1942
HMAS Arista 567 7 November 1942 17 April 1944
HMAS Quality G62 7 September 1942 25 January 1946
HMAS Echuca J252/M252 7 September 1942 29 June 1948
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 Faith ASR909, Y258 8 February 1945 29 August 1946
HMAS Air Trail ASR916 8 February 1945 2 August 1946
HMAS Betano L133 8 February 1974 12 December 2012
HMAS Whyalla (I) J153 8 January 1942 16 May 1946
HMAS Viking 716 8 July 1942 9 January 1945
HMAS Stella Maris 544 8 July 1943 12 March 1944
HMAS Amohine 541 8 July 1943 1 November 1945
HMAS Oenone 504 8 March 1944
HMAS Miss Gladys 511 8 March 1944
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 Stingray 542 8 September 1943 30 October 1945
HMAS Mowong 543 8 September 1943 21 August 1945
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
HDML 1161 9 January 1943 5 October 1945
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

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