Robert Ernest Brett DSO, DSC, RD, RNR

Birth details unknown


18 Jan 1934 Lt.
18 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
??? A/Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Cdr.
31 Dec 1953 Capt.

Retired: 13 Nov 1946


8 Jun 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
17 Dec 1943 DSO
7 Apr 1944 RD
26 May 1944 DSC
28 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Robert Ernest Brett, RNR

HMS Goodwin (4.68)Lt.Armed boarding vesselmid 19408 Apr 1941
HMS Seaham (J 123)Lt.Minesweeper1 Nov 194117 Jan 1945

Career information

Commander Robert Ernest Brett, RNR was released from naval service on November 13th, 1946. He then joined Standard Vacuum Oil Co as their Senior Master of oil tankers. Subsequently, he was appointed Operations Manager in Melbourne, Australia and later Marine Advisor in London. His last position before retiring in 1969 was with Mobil Oil Co. as Marine Advisor. He retired to Australia and passed away in 1982

Events related to this officer

Minesweeper HMS Seaham (J 123)

12 Jul 1943
The Italian submarine Bronzo was captured off Syracuse, Sicily by the British minesweepers HMS Seaham (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Brett, RNR), HMS Boston (Lt. D.H.G. Coughlan, RNR), HMS Poole (Lt. W.L.G. Dutton, RNR) and HMS Cromarty (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Palmer, DSC, RNZNVR).

Bronzo was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS P 714. On 29 January 1944 she was transferred to the Free French as Narval.

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