Dates of Service: 6/17/1810 - 2/17/1813
William Read’s place and date of birth are not known.
Read transferred from USS President on June 17, 1810 at Hampton Roads, Virginia. His rank was landsman. He transferred to USS Hornet from USS Constitution on July 28, 1811. On July 10, 1812, he returned. Read departed USS Constitution on February 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Read was on board for the battles with HMS Guerriere and HMS Java .
Read’s date and place of death are unknown.