Neven Robinson Read, RAN

Born  10 Dec 1903Cobar, New South Wales, Australia

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1 Jan 1917 Cadet
1 Jan 1921 Mid.
1 May 1923 A/S.Lt.
1 Dec 1923 S.Lt.
1 Sep 1925 Lt.
1 Sep 1933 Lt.Cdr.
1 Dec 1944 A/Cdr.

Retired: 21 Mar 1952


Warship Commands listed for Neven Robinson Read, RAN

HMAS Warrnambool (J 202)Lt.Cdr.Minesweeper28 Mar 194327 Feb 1944
HMAS Stuart (D 00)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer4 Mar 19445 May 1944
HMAS Gascoyne (K 354)Lt.Cdr.Frigate5 May 194426 Nov 1944
HMAS Whyalla (J 153)A/Cdr.Minesweeper1 Dec 194422 Jun 1945
HMAS Ballarat (J 184)A/Cdr.Minesweeper19 Jun 1945Nov 1945

Career information

Transferred to the Emergency list on 10 December 1948.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMAS Stuart (D 00)

6 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1500L/6, HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Read, RAN) departed Cairns for Townsville where she arrived around 0435L/7. (1)

7 Mar 1944
Around 1000L/7, HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Read, RAN) departed Townsville for Sydney.

Around 1235L/7, she joined the transport David Belasco (American, 7176 GRT, built 1943) which requested guidance past the shoal area.

They parted company around 1450L/7.

HMAS Stuart arrived at Sydney (Garden Island) around 0830L/10. (1)

11 Mar 1944
After having completed de-ammunitioning, HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Read, RAN) is taken in hand for refit and conversion to troop transport / stores ship at Sydney. The refit / conversion was only completed on 2 April 1945. (2)


  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for March 1944
  2. Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for March 1944 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for April 1944

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