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 Voyager (II) D04 12 February 1957 10 February 1964
HMAS Wagga J315, M183 18 December 1942 28 October 1960
HMAS Wallaroo J222 15 July 1942 11 June 1943
HMAS Waree W 18 September 1942 17 October 1946
HMAS Warramunga (I) I44 23 November 1942 7 December 1959
HMAS Warreen (Stella) 821/Y263 22 October 1942 31 March 1966
HMAS Warrego (I) D70 1 June 1912 22 July 1919
HMAS Warrego (II) U73 22 August 1940 15 August 1963
HMAS Warrnambool (I) J202 23 September 1941 13 September 1947
HMAS Waterhen (I) D22 11 October 1933 30 June 1941
HMAS Wato 11 May 1941 12 November 1945
HMAS Westralia (I) F95 17 January 1940 19 September 1946
HMAS Westralia (II) AO195 9 October 1989 16 September 2006
HMAS Wewak L130 10 August 1973 11 December 2012
HMAS Whyalla (I) J153 8 January 1942 16 May 1946
HMAS Whyalla (II) P208 3 July 1982 2 September 2005
HMAS Winter WR 24 July 1943 14 September 1945
HMAS Wollongong (I) J172 23 October 1941 11 February 1946
HMAS Wollongong (II) P206 28 November 1981 11 February 2006
HMAS Woomera 20 February 1946 11 October 1960
HMAS Wyatt Earp 17 November 1947 January 1959
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Yarra (I) D79 10 September 1910 30 September 1929
HMAS Yarra (II) U77 21 January 1936 4 March 1942
HMAS Yarra (III) DE45 27 July 1961 22 November 1985
ML 814 ML814 1 January 1943 12 October 1945
ML 819 ML819 10 May 1943 13 December 1945
ML 824 ML824 18 November 1943 19 November 1945
MSA Brolga 1102
Avernus (NSW colony)
Coal Hulk Hankow
HMVS Gordon
Hospital Ship Grantala
RAFA Biloela 5 July 1920 14 November 1927
RAFA Kurumba 11 March 1919 29 July 1946
SAR Air Nymph (ex-HMAS Air Save) ASR920, Y257 20 September 1944

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