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 Kiama J353, M353 26 January 1944 3 April 1946
HMAS Gunbar GB 18 December 1940 3 December 1945
HMAS Kookaburra A331 28 February 1939 3 December 1958
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Martindale 11 July 1941 3 June 1945
HMAS Radical 538 16 January 1943 3 June 1946
HMAS Tolga TL 30 December 1940 3 March 1946
HMAS Carinya 572 6 September 1943 3 May 1946
HMAS Allambie 570 22 January 1943 3 October 1944
HMAS AE2 81 28 February 1914 30 April 1915
HMAS Tamworth J191 8 August 1942 30 April 1946
HMAS Curlew M1121 12 August 1962 30 April 1990
HMAS Esmeralda 15 20 November 1941 30 January 1946
HMAS Anzac (I) G90 27 January 1920 30 July 1931
HMAS Air Mercy ASR925 28 February 1945 30 July 1946
HMAS Air Speed ASR910 28 February 1945 30 July 1946
HMAS Tingira 25 April 1912 30 June 1927
HMAS Waterhen (I) D22 11 October 1933 30 June 1941
HMAS Avalon 717 23 September 1942 30 June 1945
HMAS Deloraine J232 22 November 1941 30 June 1948
HMAS Melbourne (II) R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Newcastle FFG 06 11 December 1993 30 June 2019
HMAS Stingray 542 8 September 1943 30 October 1945
HMAS Yarra (I) D79 10 September 1910 30 September 1929
HMAS Air Bird ASR915 28 March 1945 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Clan ASR922 11 December 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Air View ASR923 20 November 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Sailor ASR926 8 November 1944 31 August 1946
HMAS Australia (II) I84/D84/C84 24 April 1928 31 August 1954
HMAS Chinampa CP 1 March 1942 31 December 1945
HMAS Murchison K442 17 December 1945 31 January 1956
HMAS Tobruk (II) L50 23 April 1981 31 July 2015
HMAS Barwon K406 10 December 1945 31 March 1947
HMAS Sprightly A203 23 February 1944 31 March 1958
HMAS Warreen (Stella) 821/Y263 22 October 1942 31 March 1966
HMAS Karangi A304 23 December 1941 31 May 1957
HMAS Teal M1152 30 August 1962 31 May 1973
HMAS Allenwood AL 29 July 1941 31 October 1944
HMAS Wongalere 12 February 1943 31 October 1945
HMAS Hawkesbury (II) M83 12 February 2000 31 October 2018
HMAS Toomeree 65 15 May 1942 4 December 1945
HMAS Borough Belle 13 December 1943 4 December 1945
HMAS Yarra (II) U77 21 January 1936 4 March 1942
HMAS Ibis (II) M1183 7 September 1962 4 May 1984
HMAS Goonambee 9 August 1940 4 October 1944
HMAS Anzac (II) D59 14 March 1951 4 October 1974
HMAS Koorine 582 5 April 1943 4 September 1945
HMAS Gawler (I) J188 14 August 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Pirie (I) J189 10 October 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Rockhampton J203 21 January 1942 5 August 1946
HMAS Townsville (I) J205 19 December 1941 5 August 1946
HMAS Burnie J198 15 April 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Ipswich (I) J186 13 June 1942 5 July 1946
HMAS Toowoomba (I) J157 9 October 1941 5 July 1946
HMAS Abraham Crijnssen AJ 26 May 1937 5 May 1943
HDML 1161 9 January 1943 5 October 1945
HMAS Lachlan K364 14 February 1945 5 October 1949
HMAS Winbah 16 23 December 1941 6 August 1945
HMAS Manoora (I) F48 12 December 1939 6 December 1947
HMAS Sundowner 671 22 September 1942 6 July 1944
HMAS Pioneer (II) 676 5 April 1943 6 June 1944
HMAS Poyang PY 6 May 1943 6 March 1946
HMAS Queenborough G70 20 October 1945 7 April 1972
HMAS Bungaree 9 June 1941 7 August 1946
HMAS Warramunga (I) I44 23 November 1942 7 December 1959
HMAS Dubbo (I) J251/M251 31 July 1942 7 February 1947
HMAS Arrow P88 3 July 1968 7 February 1975
HMAS Hawk M1139 18 July 1962 7 January 1972
HMAS Margaret II 714 14 July 1942 7 July 1945
HMAS Huon (I) D50 14 December 1915 7 June 1928
HMAS Adele (ex-HMAS Franklin) FY89 24 October 1939 7 May 1943
HMAS Pioneer 1 March 1913 7 November 1916
HMAS Gull M1185 19 July 1962 7 November 1969
HMAS Sydney (IV) 03 29 January 1983 7 November 2015
HMAS Geraldton (II) P213 10 December 1983 7 October 2006
HMAS Starfish 564 20 November 1942 7 September 1943
HMAS Mischief II 568 15 January 1943 7 September 1945
HMAS Derwent F22/DE22/DE49 30 April 1964 8 August 1994
HMAS Kara Kara Y276 14 October 1941 8 December 1945
HMAS Gawler (II) P212 27 August 1983 8 July 2006
HMAS Geelong (II) P215 2 June 1984 8 July 2006
HMAS Lithgow J206 14 June 1941 8 June 1948
HMAS Cootamundra J316, M186 30 April 1943 8 June 1959
HMAS Koompartoo Z256 23 December 1942 8 June 1962
HMAS Sydney (I) 26 June 1913 8 May 1928
HMAS Kalgoorlie J192, B245, A119 7 April 1942 8 May 1946
HMAS Boonaroo 1 March 1967 8 May 1967
HMAS Launceston (II) P207 1 March 1982 8 September 2006
HMAS Canberra (I) D33 9 July 1928 9 August 1942
HMAS Air Guide ASR913, Y260 20 October 1944 9 August 1946
HMAS Upolu 18 August 1914 9 December 1914
HMAS Darwin FFG 04 21 July 1984 9 December 2017
HMAS Viking 716 8 July 1942 9 January 1945
HMAS Vlaming 719 10 July 1942 9 January 1945
HMAS Stalwart (II) D215 9 February 1968 9 March 1990
HMAS Topsy A 539 18 January 1943 9 May 1944
HMAS Sea Mist 10 21 July 1941 9 November 1945
HMAS Vendetta (II) D08 26 November 1958 9 October 1979
HMAS Bendigo (II) P211 28 May 1983 9 September 2006
HMAS Cerberus (HMVS) April 1871 April 1921

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