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/Lostsort descending
HMAS Albert (HMVS) 24 June 1884 20 May 1895
HMAS Mallow 4 June 1924 20 November 1925
HMAS Goorangai GR 9 October 1939 20 November 1940
HMAS Brunei L127 5 January 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Tarakan (II) L129 15 June 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Labuan (II) L128 9 March 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Berrima 17 August 1914 20 October 1914
HMAS Swan (II) U74 21 January 1937 20 September 1962
HMAS Norman (II) M84 26 August 2000 20 September 2018
HMAS Mowong 543 8 September 1943 21 August 1945
HMAS Junee J362, M362 11 April 1944 21 August 1957
HMAS Swordsman H11 and F3A 27 January 1920 21 December 1929
HMAS Arunta (I) I30/D5/D130 30 March 1942 21 December 1956
HMAS Barcoo K375/F375/A245 17 January 1944 21 February 1964
HMAS Success (I) H02 27 January 1920 21 May 1930
HMAS Polaris PS 18 November 1942 21 November 1945
HMAS Air Sense ASR914 1 March 1945 21 October 1946
HMAS Rathane 585 30 August 1943 22 April 1944
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Patricia Cam 3 March 1942 22 January 1943
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Warrego (I) D70 1 June 1912 22 July 1919
HMAS Silver Cloud 52 21 July 1941 22 July 1943
HMAS Fremantle (I) J246/M246 24 March 1943 22 June 1959
HMAS Pedare 675 13 March 1943 22 May 1944
HMAS Alexander Thompson 623 16 January 1943 22 November 1944
HMAS Yarra (III) DE45 27 July 1961 22 November 1985
HMAS Kuru 83 8 December 1941 22 October 1943
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Gayundah 26 September 1884 23 August 1918
HMAS Tangalooma 9 October 1942 23 January 1946
HMAS Marguerite T51 31 January 1920 23 July 1929
HMAS Aeolus 563 23 October 1942 23 June 1944
HMAS Cessnock (II) P210 5 March 1983 23 June 2005
HMAS Launceston (I) J179 9 April 1942 23 March 1946
HMAS Para 673 14 October 1942 23 May 1946
HMAS Gympie J238, M238 4 November 1942 23 May 1946
HMAS Bermagui FY81 11 December 1939 23 November 1945
HMAS Kybra 30 September 1940 23 November 1945
HMAS Duchess D154 8 May 1964 23 October 1977
HMAS Voyager (I) D31 11 October 1933 23 September 1942
HMAS Jester 775 24 June 1943 24 August 1944
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Uki FY80 11 December 1939 24 December 1942
HDML 1340 ML1340 12 May 1944 24 October 1945
HMAS Brisbane (I) 31 October 1916 24 September 1935
HMAS Air Watch ASR927 27 November 1944 24 September 1946
HMAS Yarroma 51 19 August 1941 25 August 1945
HMAS Coogee 20 May 1918 25 February 1919
HMAS Bombo BB 28 May 1941 25 February 1946
HMAS Terka TR 31 January 1941 25 January 1943
HMAS Strahan J363 14 March 1944 25 January 1946
HMAS Quality G62 7 September 1942 25 January 1946
HMAS Nitipa 771 22 December 1942 25 June 1945
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Kanimbla (I) F23 6 October 1939 25 March 1949
HMAS Air Rest ASR921 20 September 1944 25 May 1949
HMAS Kanimbla (II) L51 29 August 1994 25 November 2011
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Vengeance R71 13 November 1952 25 October 1955
HMAS Albatross (I) 23 January 1929 26 April 1933
HMAS Quickmatch G92 14 September 1942 26 April 1963
HMAS Bunbury (I) J241 3 January 1943 26 August 1946
HMAS Stuart (II) DE48 28 June 1963 26 July 1991
HMAS Cowra J351, M351 8 October 1943 26 June 1953
HMAS Quiberon G81/F03 6 July 1942 26 June 1964
HMAS Psyche 1 July 1915 26 March 1918
HMAS Bundaberg (I) J231 12 September 1942 26 March 1946
HMAS Stawell J348 7 August 1943 26 March 1946
HMAS Pirie (II) 87 29 July 2006 26 March 2021
HMAS Gippsland (I) GP 18 September 1942 26 May 1944
HMAS Paterson 1 May 1941 26 November 1945
HMAS Salamaua L131 19 October 1973 26 November 1974
HMAS Buna L132 7 December 1973 26 November 1974
HMAS Melbourne (III) FFG 05 15 February 1992 26 October 2019
HMAS Stuart (I) D00 11 October 1933 27 April 1946
HMAS Manoora (II) L52 25 November 1994 27 May 2011
HMAS Parramatta (II) U44 8 April 1940 27 November 1941
HMAS Lauriana 502 27 August 1942 27 November 1945
HMAS Vendetta (I) D69 11 October 1933 27 November 1945
HMAS Gloria 15 October 1943 27 November 1945
HMAS Colac J242, M05 6 January 1942 27 November 1945
HMAS Kiara 26 May 1941 27 September 1944
HMAS Goulburn J167, B243, A117 28 February 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Ballarat (I) J184 and B236 30 August 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Bathurst (I) J158 6 December 1940 27 September 1946
HMAS Bendigo (I) J187, B237, A111 10 May 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Benalla (I) J323 27 April 1943 28 January 1946
HMAS Adroit P82 17 August 1968 28 March 1992
HMAS Wagga J315, M183 18 December 1942 28 October 1960
HDML 1347 Q1347 1 January 1945 29 April 1946
HMAS Air Faith ASR909, Y258 8 February 1945 29 August 1946
HMAS Diamantina (I) K377, A266 27 April 1945 29 February 1980
RAFA Kurumba 11 March 1919 29 July 1946
HMAS Echuca J252/M252 7 September 1942 29 June 1948
HMAS Success (II) OR304 23 April 1986 29 June 2019
HMAS Emilea 584 16 April 1943 29 March 1944
HMAS Catherine R 15 October 1943 29 November 1945
HMAS Tobruk (I) D37 8 May 1950 29 October 1960

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