Edward Tyrrel Smith

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 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/416CSORN
14.10.1780 Commander ADM 6/22/307ADM 6/22
14.10.17802.5.1781Pocahontas (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/307
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 3.7.1781
ADM 6/22
2.5.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/307CSORN
2.5.178131.1.1782Centaur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/307
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 3.7.1781
ADM 6/22
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
31.1.178225.4.1783Endymion (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/405BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
2.1.1783 Action of 1783-01-02 
12.2.178425.10.1784Europa (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/270
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 19.2.1785
19.7.179012.5.1791Proserpine (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/52BWAS-1714
1.5.179522.7.1796Abergavenny (54), Captain and Commanding OfficerNA-ROA
10.17981800Hannibal (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18001.1801Carnatic (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-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


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NA-ROAThe 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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