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 Pennantsort ascending Commissioned Decommissioned/Lost
HMAS Anzac (II) D59 14 March 1951 4 October 1974
HMAS Parramatta (I) D55 10 September 1910 22 July 1919
HMAS Huon (I) D50 14 December 1915 7 June 1928
HMAS Sydney (II) D48 24 September 1935
HMAS Brisbane (II) D41 16 December 1967 19 October 2001
HMAS Hobart (II) D39 18 December 1965 12 May 2000
HMAS Perth (II) D38 17 July 1965 15 October 1999
HMAS Tobruk (I) D37 8 May 1950 29 October 1960
HMAS Canberra (I) D33 9 July 1928 9 August 1942
HMAS Voyager (I) D31 11 October 1933 23 September 1942
HMAS Perth (I) D29 29 June 1939 1 March 1942
HMAS Waterhen (I) D22 11 October 1933 30 June 1941
HMAS Stalwart (II) D215 9 February 1968 9 March 1990
HMAS Duchess D154 8 May 1964 23 October 1977
HMAS Vampire (II) D11 23 June 1959 13 August 1986
HMAS Vendetta (II) D08 26 November 1958 9 October 1979
HMAS Voyager (II) D04 12 February 1957 10 February 1964
HMAS Stuart (I) D00 11 October 1933 27 April 1946
HMAS Chinampa CP 1 March 1942 31 December 1945
HMAS Australia (I) C6/C09/C81 21 June 1913 12 December 1921
HMAS Bonthorpe BT 5 February 1940 17 February 1945
HMAS Burra Bra BR 1 February 1943 1 June 1944
HMAS Bombo BB 28 May 1941 25 February 1946
HMAS Air Watch ASR927 27 November 1944 24 September 1946
HMAS Air Sailor ASR926 8 November 1944 31 August 1946
HMAS Air Mercy ASR925 28 February 1945 30 July 1946
HMAS Air Cloud ASR924 20 October 1944 20 February 1947
HMAS Air View ASR923 20 November 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Clan ASR922 11 December 1944 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Rest ASR921 20 September 1944 25 May 1949
SAR Air Nymph (ex-HMAS Air Save) ASR920, Y257 20 September 1944
HMAS Air Master ASR919 31 August 1944 20 February 1947
HMAS Air Chief ASR918, Y252 12 August 1944 15 July 1966
HMAS Air Mist ASR917 20 September 1944 19 December 1945
HMAS Air Trail ASR916 8 February 1945 2 August 1946
HMAS Air Bird ASR915 28 March 1945 30 September 1946
HMAS Air Sense ASR914 1 March 1945 21 October 1946
HMAS Air Guide ASR913, Y260 20 October 1944 9 August 1946
HMAS Air Foam ASR912 20 September 1944 June 1944
HMAS Air Spray ASR911, Y259 02-102 13 February 1945 16 September 1946
HMAS Air Speed ASR910 28 February 1945 30 July 1946
HMAS Air Faith ASR909, Y258 8 February 1945 29 August 1946
HMAS Air Hope ASR908 13 February 1945 20 July 1946
HMAS Westralia (II) AO195 9 October 1989 16 September 2006
HMAS Allenwood AL 29 July 1941 31 October 1944
HMAS Abraham Crijnssen AJ 26 May 1937 5 May 1943
HMAS Moresby (II) AGS73 6 March 1964 13 November 1997
HMAS Kookaburra A331 28 February 1939 3 December 1958
HMAS Koala A315 7 February 1940 18 April 1957
HMAS Kimbla A314 26 March 1956 15 February 1985
HMAS Karangi A304 23 December 1941 31 May 1957
HMAS Kangaroo A291 27 September 1940 15 December 1955
HMAS Sprightly A203 23 February 1944 31 March 1958
HMAS Mermaid A02 4 December 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Paluma (IV) A01 27 February 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Bandolier 95 14 December 1968 16 November 1973
HMAS Pirie (II) 87 29 July 2006 26 March 2021
HMAS Kuru 83 8 December 1941 22 October 1943
HMAS Warreen (Stella) 821/Y263 22 October 1942 31 March 1966
HMAS Larrakia (I) 81 8 December 1941 16 February 1944
HMAS AE2 81 28 February 1914 30 April 1915
HMAS AE1 80 28 February 1914 14 September 1914
HMAS Jester 775 24 June 1943 24 August 1944
HMAS Hermione 774 5 March 1943
HMAS Riawe 772 26 December 1942 12 December 1945
HMAS Nitipa 771 22 December 1942 25 June 1945
HMAS Nyroca 737 29 September 1942 2 July 1945
HMAS Lancelin 734 23 October 1944
HMAS Seafarer 732 27 October 1943
HMAS Shropshire 73 20 April 1943 10 November 1949
HMAS Spinaway 729 26 August 1941
HMAS Winnilya 728 3 July 1941
HMAS Hiawatha 727 3 July 1941 17 December 1945
HMAS Nokomis 726 1 March 1943 13 September 1945
HMAS Miss Swan 722 23 September 1942
HMAS Reverie 721 12 August 1942
HMAS Peter Pan 720 10 August 1942
HMAS Vlaming 719 10 July 1942 9 January 1945
HMAS Marina 718 23 September 1942
HMAS Avalon 717 23 September 1942 30 June 1945
HMAS Viking 716 8 July 1942 9 January 1945
HMAS Pinafore 715 23 September 1942 12 September 1945
HMAS Margaret II 714 14 July 1942 7 July 1945
HMAS Avonita 712 23 September 1942 19 November 1945
HMAS John Hardy 70 21 December 1942 16 October 1945
HMAS Pioneer (II) 676 5 April 1943 6 June 1944
HMAS Pedare 675 13 March 1943 22 May 1944
HMAS Para 673 14 October 1942 23 May 1946
HMAS Sundowner 671 22 September 1942 6 July 1944
HMAS Toomeree 65 15 May 1942 4 December 1945
HMAS Lady Madge 625 30 January 1943 July 1944
HMAS Alexander Thompson 623 16 January 1943 22 November 1944
HMAS Bundarra 621 2 January 1943
HMAS Marynong 591 19 September 1943
HMAS Valanjen 589 22 October 1943 18 April 1944
HMAS Matoma 588 20 September 1943 19 April 1944
HMAS Rathane 585 30 August 1943 22 April 1944
HMAS Emilea 584 16 April 1943 29 March 1944
HMAS Kweena 583 6 July 1943 17 March 1944
HMAS Koorine 582 5 April 1943 4 September 1945

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