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 Jeparit 11 December 1969 15 March 1972
HMAS Jervis Bay (I) GT203 25 August 1977 18 April 1994
HMAS Jervis Bay (II) 45 10 June 1999 11 May 2001
HMAS Jester 775 24 June 1943 24 August 1944
HMAS John Hardy 70 21 December 1942 16 October 1945
HMAS Junee J362, M362 11 April 1944 21 August 1957
HMAS Kalgoorlie J192, B245, A119 7 April 1942 8 May 1946
HMAS Kangaroo A291 27 September 1940 15 December 1955
HMAS Kanimbla (I) F23 6 October 1939 25 March 1949
HMAS Kanimbla (II) L51 29 August 1994 25 November 2011
HMAS Kapunda J218 21 October 1942 14 January 1946
HMAS Kara Kara Y276 14 October 1941 8 December 1945
HMAS Karangi A304 23 December 1941 31 May 1957
HMAS Katoomba J204 17 December 1941 2 August 1948
HMAS Kazembe 540 16 February 1943 18 December 1945
HMAS Kiama J353, M353 26 January 1944 3 April 1946
HMAS Kiara 26 May 1941 27 September 1944
HMAS Kimbla A314 26 March 1956 15 February 1985
HMAS Koala A315 7 February 1940 18 April 1957
HMAS Kookaburra A331 28 February 1939 3 December 1958
HMAS Koompartoo Z256 23 December 1942 8 June 1962
HMAS Koopa KP 14 September 1942 10 January 1947
HMAS Koorine 582 5 April 1943 4 September 1945
HMAS Kuru 83 8 December 1941 22 October 1943
HMAS Kuttabul 26 February 1941 1 June 1942
HMAS Kweena 583 6 July 1943 17 March 1944
HMAS Kybra 30 September 1940 23 November 1945
HMAS Labuan (II) L128 9 March 1973 20 November 2014
HMAS Lachlan K364 14 February 1945 5 October 1949
HMAS Lady Madge 625 30 January 1943 July 1944
HMAS Lancelin 734 23 October 1944
HMAS Larrakia (I) 81 8 December 1941 16 February 1944
HMAS Larrakia (II) P84 10 February 2006
HMAS Latrobe J234, M234 6 November 1942 13 March 1953
HMAS Launceston (I) J179 9 April 1942 23 March 1946
HMAS Launceston (II) P207 1 March 1982 8 September 2006
HMAS Launceston (III) P94 22 September 2007 1 June 2023
HMAS Lauriana 502 27 August 1942 27 November 1945
HMAS Leeuwin A 245 27 May 2000
HMAS Leilani 11 21 July 1941 19 November 1945
HMAS Lismore J145 24 January 1941 3 July 1946
HMAS Lithgow J206 14 June 1941 8 June 1948
HMAS Lolita 14 22 November 1941 13 June 1945
HMAS Lonsdale (HMVS)
HMAS Lorne 571 2 March 1943 2 July 1945
HMAS Macquarie K532 7 December 1945 17 March 1954
HMAS Maitland P88 29 September 2006 28 April 2022
HMAS Mallow 4 June 1924 20 November 1925
HMAS Manoora (I) F48 12 December 1939 6 December 1947
HMAS Manoora (II) L52 25 November 1994 27 May 2011
HMAS Margaret II 714 14 July 1942 7 July 1945
HMAS Marguerite T51 31 January 1920 23 July 1929
HMAS Marina 718 23 September 1942
HMAS Marlean 20 30 December 1941 12 November 1944
HMAS Martindale 11 July 1941 3 June 1945
HMAS Maryborough (I) J195 12 June 1941 December 1945
HMAS Maryborough (II) P95 8 December 2007
HMAS Marynong 591 19 September 1943
HMAS Matafele MF 1 January 1943 20 June 1944
HMAS Matoma 588 20 September 1943 19 April 1944
HMAS Melbourne (I) 18 January 1913 23 April 1928
HMAS Melbourne (II) R21 28 October 1955 30 June 1982
HMAS Melbourne (III) FFG 05 15 February 1992 26 October 2019
HMAS Melville A246 27 May 2000
HMAS Mermaid A02 4 December 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Mildura J207 23 July 1941 11 September 1953
HMAS Miramar II 50 19 August 1941 17 July 1945
HMAS Mischief II 568 15 January 1943 7 September 1945
HMAS Miss Gladys 511 8 March 1944
HMAS Miss Swan 722 23 September 1942
HMAS Moresby (I) 20 June 1925 14 March 1946
HMAS Moresby (II) AGS73 6 March 1964 13 November 1997
HMAS Moruya 4 October 1941 November 1944
HMAS Mourilyan 23 May 1918 20 December 1918
HMAS Mowong 543 8 September 1943 21 August 1945
HMAS Mulcra S-141 11 June 1945 10 January 1946
HMAS Murchison K442 17 December 1945 31 January 1956
HMAS Napier G97 28 November 1940 25 October 1945
HMAS Narani 11 June 1941 22 August 1944
HMAS Nepal G25 11 May 1942 22 October 1945
HMAS Nepean (HMVS)
HMAS Nereus 19 30 December 1941
HMAS Nestor G02 3 February 1941 16 June 1942
HMAS Newcastle FFG 06 11 December 1993 30 June 2019
HMAS Nitipa 771 22 December 1942 25 June 1945
HMAS Nizam G38 19 December 1940 17 October 1945
HMAS Nokomis 726 1 March 1943 13 September 1945
HMAS Norman (I) G49 15 September 1941 October 1945
HMAS Norman (II) M84 26 August 2000 20 September 2018
HMAS Nusa
HMAS Nyroca 737 29 September 1942 2 July 1945
HMAS Oenone 504 8 March 1944
HMAS Orara N3FI 9 October 1939 14 May 1945
HMAS Otway (I) 15 June 1927 24 August 1945
HMAS Ovens S70 18 April 1969 1 December 1995
HMAS Oxley (I) 1 April 1927 10 September 1939
HMAS Oxley (II) S57 21 March 1967 13 February 1992
HMAS Paluma (I) May 1884 1949
HMAS Paluma (IV) A01 27 February 1989 18 September 2021
HMAS Para 673 14 October 1942 23 May 1946

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