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/Lostsort descending
ADV Cape Woolamai 318
ADV Cape Capricorn 317
ADV Cape Naturaliste 316
MSA Brolga 1102
ADV Cape Peron 315
ADV Reliant
ADV Cape Otway 314
VSIS Merkur
HMAS Birchgrove Park BP 22 August 1941
RAFA Bishopdale
HMAS Nereus 19 30 December 1941
HMAS Zanana 537 11 January 1943
HMAS Winnilya 728 3 July 1941
Aase Maersk Not Commissioned
HMAS Steady Hour 12 26 August 1941
HMAS Spinaway 729 26 August 1941
HMAS Nusa
HMAS Seafarer 732 27 October 1943
HMAS Sea Bird 521 1 April 1944
HMAS Canberra (III) L02 28 November 2014
HMAS Adelaide (III) L01 4 December 2015
HMAS Rondelle 566 17 November 1942
HMAS Reverie 721 12 August 1942
HMAS Peter Pan 720 10 August 1942
HMAS Pedoro 561 19 August 1942
HMAS Oenone 504 8 March 1944
HMAS Miss Gladys 511 8 March 1944
HMAS Miss Swan 722 23 September 1942
HMAS Marynong 591 19 September 1943
HMAS Marina 718 23 September 1942
HMAS Lancelin 734 23 October 1944
HMAS Iolanthe 569 22 January 1943
HMAS Hermione 774 5 March 1943
HMAS Bundarra 621 2 January 1943
Admiral's Barge
Admiral Hudson
STS Young Endeavour
MV Sycamore
SAR Air Nymph (ex-HMAS Air Save) ASR920, Y257 20 September 1944
MV Stoker
MV Besant
HMVS Gordon
HMAS Stalwart (III) A304 13 November 2021
HMAS Supply (II) A195 10 April 2021
Hospital Ship Grantala
Coal Hulk Hankow
HMAS Sydney (II) D48 24 September 1935
HMAS Sydney (V) D42 18 May 2020
ADV Cape Inscription 320
ADV Cape Fourcroy 310
HMAS Brisbane (III) D41 27 October 2018
HMAS Countess of Hopetoun (HMVS) 25 July 1891
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Victoria (HMVS)
HMAS Hobart (III) D39 23 September 2017
HMAS Perth (III) FFH 157 26 August 2006
HMAS Collins S73 27 July 1996
HMAS Vampire (I) D68 11 October 1933
HMAS Albany P86 15 July 2006
HMAS Arunta (II) FFH 151 12 December 1998
HMAS Ballarat (II) FFH 155 26 June 2004
HMAS Parramatta (IV) FFH 154 4 October 2003
HMAS Stuart (III) FFH 153 17 August 2002
HMAS Toowoomba (II) FFH 156 8 October 2005
HMAS Warramunga (II) FFH 152 31 March 2001
HMAS Waller S75 10 July 1999
HMAS Sheean S77 23 February 2001
HMAS Diamantina (II) M 86 4 May 2002
HMAS Gascoyne (II) M 85 2 June 2001
HMAS Rankin S78 29 March 2003
HMAS Farncomb S74 31 January 1998
HMAS Choules L100 13 December 2011
HMAS Dechaineux S76 23 February 2001
HMAS Maryborough (II) P95 8 December 2007
HMAS Yarra (IV) M 87 1 March 2003
HMAS Leeuwin A 245 27 May 2000
HMAS Melville A246 27 May 2000
HMAS Childers P93 7 July 2007
HMAS Larrakia (II) P84 10 February 2006
HMAS Broome (II) P90 10 February 2007
HMAS Bathurst (II) P85 10 February 2006
HMAS Stalwart (I) H14 27 January 1920 01 December 1925
HMAS Acute P81 26 April 1968 06 May 1983
HMAS Tasmania H25 27 January 1920 09 January 1928
HMAS Armidale (I) J240 11 June 1942 1 December 1942
HMAS Ovens S70 18 April 1969 1 December 1995
HMAS Gascoyne (I) K354 18 November 1943 1 February 1966
HMAS Penguin (I) 1 July 1913 1 January 1923
HMAS Encounter (I) 1 July 1912 1 January 1923
HMAS Alatna 2 February 1944 1 January 1946
HMAS Kuttabul 26 February 1941 1 June 1942
HMAS Burra Bra BR 1 February 1943 1 June 1944
HMAS Coolebar J25 18 December 1939 1 June 1945
HMAS Launceston (III) P94 22 September 2007 1 June 2023
HMAS Perth (I) D29 29 June 1939 1 March 1942
HMAS Samuel Benbow 5 September 1940 1 November 1945
HMAS Amohine 541 8 July 1943 1 November 1945
HMAS Platypus (I) 25 March 1919 1 November 1956
HMAS Voyager (II) D04 12 February 1957 10 February 1964

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