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 Broome (I) J191 29 July 1942 April 1946
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Wyatt Earp 17 November 1947 January 1959
HMAS Lady Madge 625 30 January 1943 July 1944
HMAS Protector (I) (HMCS) 19 June 1884 June 1924
HMAS Air Foam ASR912 20 September 1944 June 1944
Avernus (NSW Colony) November 1902
Acheron (NSW Colony) November 1902
HMAS Moruya 4 October 1941 November 1944
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945