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Edward Tyrrel Smith


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1767CSORN
Last Known Service12.8.1812CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1767 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/6/132RNLPC
27.5.1778 LieutenantCSORN
14.10.1780 CommanderADM 6/22
14.10.17802.5.1781
Pocahontas (14) 1780-1782
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/307
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 3.7.1781
ADM 6/22
2.5.1781 CaptainCSORN
2.5.178131.1.1782
Centaur (74) 1759-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/307
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 3.7.1781
ADM 6/22
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
31.1.178225.4.1783
Endymion (44) 1779-1790
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/405
BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
2.1.1783 Action of 1783-01-02 
12.2.178425.10.1784
Europa (50) 1783-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/270
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 19.2.1785
BWAS-1714
19.7.179012.5.1791
Proserpine (28) 1777-1799
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/52
BWAS-1714
1.5.179522.7.1796
Abergavenny (54) 1795-1807
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 36/13703
NA-ROA
10.17981800
Hannibal (74) 1786-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
18001.1801
Carnatic (74) 1783-1825
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1815 Renamed "Captain"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.8.1812 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


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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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