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 Warrego (II) U73 22 August 1940 15 August 1963
HMAS Nitipa 771 22 December 1942 25 June 1945
HMAS Condamine K698/F698 22 February 1946 2 December 1955
HMAS Iolanthe 569 22 January 1943
HMAS Allambie 570 22 January 1943 3 October 1944
HMAS Gladstone (I) J324, M324 22 March 1943 16 July 1956
HMAS Lolita 14 22 November 1941 13 June 1945
HMAS Deloraine J232 22 November 1941 30 June 1948
HMAS Warreen (Stella) 821/Y263 22 October 1942 31 March 1966
HMAS Valanjen 589 22 October 1943 18 April 1944
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Sundowner 671 22 September 1942 6 July 1944
HMAS Tobruk (II) L50 23 April 1981 31 July 2015
HMAS Success (II) OR304 23 April 1986 29 June 2019
HMAS Winbah 16 23 December 1941 6 August 1945
HMAS Karangi A304 23 December 1941 31 May 1957
HMAS Koompartoo Z256 23 December 1942 8 June 1962
HMAS Sprightly A203 23 February 1944 31 March 1958
HMAS Albatross (I) 23 January 1929 26 April 1933
HMAS Mildura J207 23 July 1941 11 September 1953
HMAS Vampire (II) D11 23 June 1959 13 August 1986
HMAS Mourilyan 23 May 1918 20 December 1918
HMAS Warramunga (I) I44 23 November 1942 7 December 1959
HMAS Wollongong (I) J172 23 October 1941 11 February 1946
HMAS Aeolus 563 23 October 1942 23 June 1944
HMAS Lancelin 734 23 October 1944
HMAS Warrnambool (I) J202 23 September 1941 13 September 1947
HMAS Marina 718 23 September 1942
HMAS Pinafore 715 23 September 1942 12 September 1945
HMAS Miss Swan 722 23 September 1942
HMAS Avalon 717 23 September 1942 30 June 1945
HMAS Avonita 712 23 September 1942 19 November 1945
HMAS Suva 23rd June 1919 12th August 1919
HMAS Australia (II) I84/D84/C84 24 April 1928 31 August 1954
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Winter WR 24 July 1943 14 September 1945
HMAS Albert (HMVS) 24 June 1884 20 May 1895
HMAS Jester 775 24 June 1943 24 August 1944
HMAS Fremantle (I) J246/M246 24 March 1943 22 June 1959
HMAS Adele (ex-HMAS Franklin) FY89 24 October 1939 7 May 1943
HMAS Sydney (II) D48 24 September 1935
HMAS Tingira 25 April 1912 30 June 1927
HMAS Jervis Bay (I) GT203 25 August 1977 18 April 1994
HMAS Countess of Hopetoun (HMVS) 25 July 1891
HMAS Platypus (I) 25 March 1919 1 November 1956
HMAS J1 J1 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J2 J2 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J3 J3 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J4 J4 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J5 J5 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS J7 J7 25 March 1919 12 July 1922
HMAS Parkes J361 25 May 1944 17 December 1945
HMAS Bataan D9/I91/D191 25 May 1945 18 October 1954
HMAS Manoora (II) L52 25 November 1994 27 May 2011
HMAS Acute P81 26 April 1968 06 May 1983
HMAS Steady Hour 12 26 August 1941
HMAS Spinaway 729 26 August 1941
HMAS Norman (II) M84 26 August 2000 20 September 2018
HMAS Riawe 772 26 December 1942 12 December 1945
HMAS Kuttabul 26 February 1941 1 June 1942
HMAS Cessnock (I) J175 26 January 1942 12 July 1946
HMAS Kiama J353, M353 26 January 1944 3 April 1946
HMAS Sydney (I) 26 June 1913 8 May 1928
HMAS Kimbla A314 26 March 1956 15 February 1985
HMAS Abraham Crijnssen AJ 26 May 1937 5 May 1943
HMAS Kiara 26 May 1941 27 September 1944
HMAS Vendetta (II) D08 26 November 1958 9 October 1979
HMAS Gayundah 26 September 1884 23 August 1918
HMAS Benalla (I) J323 27 April 1943 28 January 1946
HMAS Diamantina (I) K377, A266 27 April 1945 29 February 1980
HMAS Lauriana 502 27 August 1942 27 November 1945
HMAS Gawler (II) P212 27 August 1983 8 July 2006
HMAS Paluma (IV) A01 27 February 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Anzac (I) G90 27 January 1920 30 July 1931
HMAS Tasmania H25 27 January 1920 09 January 1928
HMAS Tattoo H26 27 January 1920 19 June 1936
HMAS Stalwart (I) H14 27 January 1920 01 December 1925
HMAS Success (I) H02 27 January 1920 21 May 1930
HMAS Swordsman H11 and F3A 27 January 1920 21 December 1929
HMAS Yarra (III) DE45 27 July 1961 22 November 1985
HMAS Burdekin K376 27 June 1944 18 April 1946
HMAS Fantome 27 November 1914 14 January 1919
HMAS Air Watch ASR927 27 November 1944 24 September 1946
HMAS Seafarer 732 27 October 1943
HMAS Kangaroo A291 27 September 1940 15 December 1955
HMAS Balikpapan L126 27 September 1974 12 December 2012
HMAS AE2 81 28 February 1914 30 April 1915
HMAS AE1 80 28 February 1914 14 September 1914
HMAS Kookaburra A331 28 February 1939 3 December 1958
HMAS Goulburn J167, B243, A117 28 February 1941 27 September 1946
HMAS Air Mercy ASR925 28 February 1945 30 July 1946
HMAS Air Speed ASR910 28 February 1945 30 July 1946
HMAS Stuart (II) DE48 28 June 1963 26 July 1991
HMAS Air Bird ASR915 28 March 1945 30 September 1946
HMAS Bombo BB 28 May 1941 25 February 1946
HMAS Bendigo (II) P211 28 May 1983 9 September 2006
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Wollongong (II) P206 28 November 1981 11 February 2006
HMAS Melbourne (II) R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Hobart (I) D63 28 September 1938 20 December 1947

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