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/Lost
HMAS Leilani 11 21 July 1941 19 November 1945
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Lithgow J206 14 June 1941 8 June 1948
HMAS Lolita 14 22 November 1941 13 June 1945
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Lorne 571 2 March 1943 2 July 1945
HMAS Macquarie K532 7 December 1945 17 March 1954
HMAS Mallow 4 June 1924 20 November 1925
HMAS Manoora (I) F48 12 December 1939 6 December 1947
HMAS Manoora (II) L52 25 November 1994 27 May 2011
HMAS Margaret II 714 14 July 1942 7 July 1945
HMAS Marguerite T51 31 January 1920 23 July 1929
HMAS Marina 718 23 September 1942
HMAS Marlean 20 30 December 1941 12 November 1944
HMAS Martindale 11 July 1941 3 June 1945
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Marynong 591 19 September 1943
HMAS Matafele MF 1 January 1943 20 June 1944
HMAS Matoma 588 20 September 1943 19 April 1944
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Melbourne (II) R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Melbourne (III) FFG 05 15 February 1992 26 October 2019
HMAS Mermaid A02 4 December 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Mildura J207 23 July 1941 11 September 1953
HMAS Miramar II 50 19 August 1941 17 July 1945
HMAS Mischief II 568 15 January 1943 7 September 1945
HMAS Miss Gladys 511 8 March 1944
HMAS Miss Swan 722 23 September 1942
HMAS Moresby (I) 20 June 1925 14 March 1946
HMAS Moresby (II) AGS73 6 March 1964 13 November 1997
HMAS Moruya 4 October 1941 November 1944
HMAS Mourilyan 23 May 1918 20 December 1918
HMAS Mowong 543 8 September 1943 21 August 1945
HMAS Mulcra S-141 11 June 1945 10 January 1946
HMAS Murchison K442 17 December 1945 31 January 1956
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Nereus 19 30 December 1941
HMAS Nestor G02 3 February 1941 16 June 1942
HMAS Newcastle FFG 06 11 December 1993 30 June 2019
HMAS Nitipa 771 22 December 1942 25 June 1945
HMAS Nizam G38 19 December 1940 17 October 1945
HMAS Nokomis 726 1 March 1943 13 September 1945
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945
HMAS Norman (II) M84 26 August 2000 20 September 2018
HMAS Nusa
HMAS Nyroca 737 29 September 1942 2 July 1945
HMAS Oenone 504 8 March 1944
HMAS Orara N3FI 9 October 1939 14 May 1945
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Ovens S70 18 April 1969 1 December 1995
HMAS Oxley (I) 1 April 1927 10 September 1939
HMAS Oxley (II) S57 21 March 1967 13 February 1992
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949
HMAS Paluma (IV) A01 27 February 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Para 673 14 October 1942 23 May 1946
HMAS Parkes J361 25 May 1944 17 December 1945
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Parramatta (II) U44 8 April 1940 27 November 1941
HMAS Parramatta (III) DE46 4 July 1961 11 January 1991
HMAS Paterson 1 May 1941 26 November 1945
HMAS Patricia Cam 3 March 1942 22 January 1943
HMAS Pedare 675 13 March 1943 22 May 1944
HMAS Pedoro 561 19 August 1942
HMAS Penguin (I) 1 July 1913 1 January 1923
HMAS Perth (I) D29 29 June 1939 1 March 1942
HMAS Perth (II) D38 17 July 1965 15 October 1999
HMAS Peter Pan 720 10 August 1942
HMAS Pinafore 715 23 September 1942 12 September 1945
HMAS Pioneer 1 March 1913 7 November 1916
HMAS Pioneer (II) 676 5 April 1943 6 June 1944
HMAS Pirie (I) J189 10 October 1942 5 April 1946
HMAS Pirie (II) 87 29 July 2006 26 March 2021
HMAS Platypus (I) 25 March 1919 1 November 1956
HMAS Polaris PS 18 November 1942 21 November 1945
HMAS Poyang PY 6 May 1943 6 March 1946
HMAS Protector (I) (HMCS) 19 June 1884 June 1924
HMAS Psyche 1 July 1915 26 March 1918
HMAS Quadrant G11/F01 18 October 1945 16 August 1957
HMAS Quality G62 7 September 1942 25 January 1946
HMAS Queenborough G70 20 October 1945 7 April 1972
HMAS Quiberon G81/F03 6 July 1942 26 June 1964
HMAS Quickmatch G92 14 September 1942 26 April 1963
HMAS Radical 538 16 January 1943 3 June 1946
HMAS Rathane 585 30 August 1943 22 April 1944
HMAS Reverie 721 12 August 1942
HMAS Riawe 772 26 December 1942 12 December 1945
HMAS Rockhampton J203 21 January 1942 5 August 1946
HMAS Rondelle 566 17 November 1942
HMAS Salamaua L131 19 October 1973 26 November 1974
HMAS Samuel Benbow 5 September 1940 1 November 1945
HMAS Sea Bird 521 1 April 1944
HMAS Sea Mist 10 21 July 1941 9 November 1945
HMAS Seafarer 732 27 October 1943
HMAS Shepparton (I) J248 1 February 1943 10 May 1946
HMAS Shoalhaven K535 2 May 1946 19 December 1955
HMAS Shropshire 73 20 April 1943 10 November 1949
HMAS Silver Cloud 52 21 July 1941 22 July 1943

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