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Sir William Sidney Smith

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth21.6.1764 - Park Lane, London CSORN
First Known Service5.1779CSORN
FatherJohn SmithE-WIKI
MotherMary WilkinsonE-WIKI
WifeMrs Caroline Rumbold née Hearn - Married 11.10.1809HPO
Last Known Service8.1814CSORN
Date of Death26.5.1840 - Paris CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
22.5.1781 LieutenantADM 6/23
2.5.1782 CommanderADM 6/23
Fury (16) 1779-1787
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/153
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 17.10.1783
ADM 6/23
7.5.1783 CaptainCSORN
Alcmene (32) 1779-1784
British 32 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/156
Issued by
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
, Barbados
Confirmed 27.10.1783
1790 Appointed AdladE-WIKI
1790 Appointed Commander Grand Cross Kungliga SvärdsordenE-WIKI
17901792In the service of SwedenE-WIKI
17921793In the service of Ottoman EmpireE-WIKI
Diamond (38) 1794-1812
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/25
23.8.1794 Destruction of the Volontaire 
21.10.1794 Capture of the Révolutionnaire 
9.5.1795 Action in Carteret Bay 
Tigre (74) 1795-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
Tigre (74) 1795-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Commodore, and Commanding Officer
15.3.179920.5.1799Defence of Acre 
5.7.18027.11.1806Elected a Member of Parliament for RochesterHPO
Antelope (50) 1802-1845
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
16.5.180419.5.1804Commanded the British squadron at the Attack on Ver Huell's squadron 
Antelope (50) 1802-1845
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore,
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
Foudroyant (80) 1798-1892
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White,
25.1.180818.5.1809Appointed Commander-in-Chief — South AmericaE-WIKI
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
25.10.1809 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
Royal Sovereign (100) 1786-1841
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Captain"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral,
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
19.7.1838 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE1

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Additional details kindly provided by Margaret Picard

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Posted by Margaret Picard on Sunday 17th of January 2021 22:57

William Sidney Smith 1764–1840
BIRTH 21 JUN 1764 • Park Lane, London, England
DEATH 26 MAY 1840 • Paris, France
My half 3rd great-granduncle

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