Sir William Sidney Smith


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth21.6.1764CSORN
First Known Service5.1779CSORN
Last Known Service8.1814CSORN
Date of Death26.5.1840

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
22.5.1781 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/130ADM 6/23
2.5.1782 Commander ADM 6/23/153ADM 6/23
2.5.17837.5.1783Fury (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/153
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 17.10.1783
ADM 6/23
7.5.1783 CaptainCSORN
7.5.17833.1784Alcmene (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/156
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 27.10.1783
BWAS-1714
3.4.179417.4.1796Diamond (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/25BWAS-1793
23.8.1794 Destruction of the Volontaire 
21.10.1794 Capture of the Révolutionnaire 
9.5.1795 Action in Carteret Bay 
7.17983.1799Tigre (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.17991800Tigre (74), Commodore and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
15.3.179920.5.1799Defence of Acre 
4.18036.1804Antelope (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1793
16.5.180419.5.1804Commanded the British squadron at the Attack on Ver Huell's squadron 
10.180512.1805Antelope (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1793
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
18081810Foudroyant (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
25.10.1809 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.18148.1814Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
19.7.1838 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1


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