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 Bowen J285, M285 9 November 1942 17 January 1946
HMAS Goorangai GR 9 October 1939 20 November 1940
HMAS Beryl (II) F71/BL 9 October 1939 13 December 1945
HMAS Orara N3FI 9 October 1939 14 May 1945
HMAS Toowoomba (I) J157 9 October 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Tangalooma 9 October 1942 23 January 1946
HMAS Westralia (II) AO195 9 October 1989 16 September 2006
HMAS Cerberus (HMVS) April 1871 April 1921
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949
Aase Maersk Not Commissioned