Royal Australian Navy Personnel Biographies

This is a list of biographies available on this website for Royal Australian Navy personnel, past and present, who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Personnel who have attained an Admiral rank
  • Current serving personnel in the Royal Australian Navy or Department of Defence Senior Leadership Group
  • Current serving personnel who are Commanding Officers for either a commissioned ship or naval establishment
  • Personnel who have significantly contributed to the history of the Royal Australian Navy


Ranksort ascending Surname First Name
Captain Collins Sir Robert Henry Muirhead
Captain Waller Hector ‘Hec’ MacDonald Laws
Captain Cousin Allan Paterson
Captain Pilicic Viktor
Captain Morthorpe Ainsley
Captain Duggan Troy
Captain Johnson Paul
Captain Palmer Scott
Captain Getting Frank Edmund
Captain Dechaineux Emile Frank Verlaine
Captain Clelland Dugald
Captain Parker Charles Avison
Captain Darby (Surgeon) Leonard
Captain Hamer David John
Captain Hudson Clive Martin
Captain Spurgeon Stanley Herbert King
Captain Goodenough James Graham
Captain Stevens Duncan Herbert
Captain Cooper Alastair
Captain Thring Walter Hugh Charles Samuel
Commodore Britten Jeffrey William Herbert
Commodore Kemp William Alexander
Commodore Da Costa John Raymond
Commodore Goble John Douglas
Commodore Ramsay Sir James Maxwell
Commodore Knight Alfred Victor
Commodore Percy Robert Henry
Commodore Frost David
Commodore Matthew John Alexander
Commodore Smyth Dacre Henry Deudraeth
Commodore Bateman Sam
Commodore Armstrong John Malet
Commodore Rosenthal Alvord Sydney
Rear Admiral Purcell Mark
Rear Admiral Sonter Brett
Rear Admiral Crawford Ian McLean
Rear Admiral Wells David Charles
Rear Admiral Hughes Owen John
Rear Admiral Purves Frederick William
Rear Admiral Slattery Michael John
Rear Admiral West Barrie Lawson
Rear Admiral Hunt Anthony Lancaster
Rear Admiral Ralph Neil
Rear Admiral Perry Nigel
Rear Admiral Crossley William James
Rear Admiral Willis Alan Antony
Rear Admiral Plath Robert
Rear Admiral McFarlane Alan Gibb
Rear Admiral Rapke Trevor George
Rear Admiral Cullen Simon Terence