ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH ASSOCIATION

RAN Ships - Names & Callsigns
(Last updated 12 December 2015)

During his lifetime Sandy McNab put together some outstanding research to provide a comprehensive list of RAN ships and their callsigns.  This was a project he worked on for many years.  Unfortunately, Sandy died before it could be completed, but his research is now available to all.  It is a valuable legacy, but it continues to be a work in progress.  If anyone has any additions, or changes please contact me (Web Yeoman) and I will work my way through the necessary changes.

Follow this link for the workbook of RAN Ships and their Callsigns

Sandy also provided a colour-coded workbook of RAN ships names, along with their dates of service.  The colour code is at top of the worksheet and is as follows:

1911-1918 - Red
1918-1939 - Green
1939-1945 - Blue
1945-1960 - Plum
1960-1980 - Purple
1980-2011 - Black

Follow this link for the workbook of RAN Ships Names

To complete the listing, Sandy also attached a new file "Shore Establishment Address Indicators" as a new page alongside the Ships Callsigns and Ships Names pages listed above.  At the time Sandy said "I guess they will bring back a few memories for many, they did me."

Follow this link for a list of RAN Shore Establishment Address Indicators

Rest in Peace Sandy, you have left a great legacy for others to follow.