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 Yarroma 51 19 August 1941 25 August 1945
HMAS Yunnan 20 September 1944 31 January 1946
HMAS Zanana 537 11 January 1943
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
Aase Maersk Not Commissioned
Acheron (NSW Colony) November 1902
Avernus (NSW Colony) November 1902
Coal Hulk Hankow
HMVS Gordon
Hospital Ship Grantala
RAFA Bishopdale
VSIS Merkur
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