Edward Tyrrel Smith

First Known Service1778/05/27CSORN
Last Known Service1812/08/12CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1778/05/27 LieutenantCSORN
1781/05/02 CaptainCSORN
1781/101783Endymion (44), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1782/04/12 Battle of the Saintes 
1783/01/02 Action of 1783-01-02 
1784/031784/10Europa (50), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1790/071791/05Proserpine (28), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1795/05/011796/07/22Abergavenny (54), as Commanding OfficerNA-ROA
1798/101800Hannibal (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18001801/01Carnatic (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1801/01/01 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1804/04/23 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1805/11/09 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1808/04/28 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1810/07/31 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1812/08/12 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


CSORN 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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