Edward Tyrrel Smith

First Known Service1748/05/27 
Last Known Service1848/05/27 

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
Lieutenant, 1778/05/27W032
Captain, 1781/05/02W032
1781/101783Endymion As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1782/04/12 Battle of the SaintesBWAS-1714
1783/01/02 Action of 1783-01-02BWAS-1714
1784/031784/10Europa As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1790/071791/05Proserpine As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1795/05/011796/07/22Abergavenny As Commanding OfficerNA-ROA
1798/101800Hannibal As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18001801/01Carnatic -> 1815 Captain As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
Rear-Admiral of the White, 1801/01/01W032
Rear-Admiral of the Red, 1804/04/23W032
Vice-Admiral of the Blue, 1805/11/09W032
Vice-Admiral of the White, 1808/04/28W032
Vice-Admiral of the Red, 1810/07/31W032
Admiral of the Blue, 1812/08/12W032


W032 Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NA-ROA The National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 8th of November 2016 20:27

I have, Mar 17 1798 Court Martial on-board York at Môle-Saint-Nicolas, Renomee cap Rolles present also Carnatic74 cap George Bowen, caps Edward Tyrrel Smith, John Ferrier, Dobson and Valiant74 cap Edmund Crawley

Posted by Bob Brooks on Sunday 18th of August 2013 15:17

According to David Spinney, "Rodney" (London: Allen & Unwin, 1969), p. 373, Smith, then commanding HMS Pacahunta, Sloop, was appointed by RAdm S. Hood to supersede Capt. J. N. P. Nott, KIA 29 Apr 1781, as commanding HMS Centaur, 3d/74, an appointment "which Sir George [Rodney] confirmed." Rodney selected Smith to carry his dispatches to England in HM brig-sloop Snake, 14 guns, William Jackson, commanding. The Snake was taken 13 June 1781 by American privateers Pilgrim (Bartlett) & Rambler (Lovett) and landed at Brest from whence they were quickly exchanged. (NB. "The Log of the Pilgrim, 1781-1782" was published in Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol 25 [1924])

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