HMA Ship List 1911-1939

 

1911 - 1918 Including World War 1

 

During the First World War the R.A.N. possessed 63 Ships, 22 of these were requisitioned.

The RAN lost only 2 Vessels during World War 1 and these were both Submarines, AE1 & AE2.

Vessels requisitioned for the War are not listed here but you can see the full list with their Pendant Numbers

Battle Cruisers

HMAS Australia

Light Cruisers

HMAS Brisbane
HMAS Melbourne
HMAS Sydney
HMAS Encounter
HMAS Pioneer
HMAS Psyche

Destroyers

HMAS Parramatta
HMAS Yarra
HMAS Warrego
HMAS Huon
HMAS Swan
HMAS Torrens

Gunboats

HMAS Gayunda
HMAS Paluma
HMAS Protector

Sloops

HMAS Fantome
HMAS Una

Submarines

AE1 - Lost off New Britain with all hands 1914
AE2 - Damaged and scuttled in Sea of Marmara (Gallipoli Campaign)

Torpedo Boats

HMAS Countess of Hopetown
HMAS Childers

Support Ships

HMAS Kurumba
HMAS Penguin - Non Seagoing
HMAS Tingira - Non Seagoing

Between the Wars 1918 - 1939

 

During the period between the wars the number of Commissioned ships was significantly reduced and vessels that had been requisitioned were handed back to their owners or sold off.

Restrictive world treaties and the infamous world depression reduced the R.A.N. considerably, whilst the navy commissioned 33 new ships during this period it lost 34, so as the outbreak of WW2 only 14 commissioned ships were fit for Active Service.

Destroyers

HMAS Anzac
HMAS Stalwart
HMAS Success
HMAS Swordsman
HMAS Tattoo
HMAS Tasmania

Sloops

HMAS Geranium
HMAS Mallow
HMAS Marguerite

Seaplane Carrier

HMAS Albatross

Submarines

J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
J7
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway

Support Ships

HMAS Biloela
HMAS Platypus

 

 

The Royal Australian Navy's Fleet as at June 1919
 

Name

Type

Comm.

Australia
Protector
Pioneer
Psyche
Encounter
Brisbane
Melbourne
Sydney
Huon
Parramatta
Swan
Torrens
Warrego
Ya rra
Fantorne
Una
Gayundah
Countess of Hopetoun
Cerberus
Alacrity
Nusa
Sleuth
Platypus
Penguin
OFL1-4
Kurumba
Franklin
Ripple
Togo
Tingira

Battlecruiser
Light Cruiser
Light Cruiser
Light Cruiser
Light Cruiser
Light Cruiser
Light Cruiser
Light Cruiser
Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Sloop
Sloop
Patrol Boat
Torpedo Boat
Base Ship
Patrol Boat
Patrol Boat
Patrol Boat
Depot Ship
Depot Ship
Lighters
Oiler
Tender
Tender
Tender
Training Ship

1913
1884
1913
1915
1912
1916
1913
1913
1915
1910
1916
1916
1912
1910
1915
1914
1884
1891
1870
1914
1914
1917
1919
1913
1914
1916
1915
1913
1916
1912