William Smith

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1674ADM 107/1
First Known Service21.8.1691CSORN
Last Known Service21.7.1747CSORN
Date of Death23.2.1756B051

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.8.169124.11.1691Grafton (70), Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/1
25.11.169111.12.1692Monck (58), Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/1
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
1.6.16922.6.1692Action at Cherbourg 
12.12.169215.10.1693Expedition (70), Midshipman ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/1
16.10.169326.6.1695Southampton (54), Midshipman ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/1
8.1.1694/95 Action of 1695-01-18 
24.4.1695 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
26.6.1695 Lieutenant ADM 6/3/64CSORN
26.6.169521.8.1695Bonaventure (36), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/3/64ADM 6/3
21.8.16956.3.1695/96Bonaventure (36), First Lieutenant ADM 6/3/72ADM 6/3
6.11.16963.11.1698Bonaventure (36), First Lieutenant ADM 6/4/43ADM 6/4
2.12.169831.1.1699/0Speedwell (24), Lieutenant ADM 6/5/35ADM 6/5
26.6.1708 Commander ADM 6/9/173CSORN
26.6.17086.2.1708/9Burchett (6), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/173BWAS-1603
14.6.171114.1.1711/12Whiting (4), Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 15.6.1711 ADM 6/11/146ADM 6/11
21.9.17159.5.1716Swift (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/51BWAS-1603
10.5.1716 Captain ADM 6/10/69CSORN
10.5.171629.5.1720Port Mahon (20), Captain and Master and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/69BWAS-1714
29.5.17209.11.1721Dartmouth (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/7
Commission confirmed 6.3.1730/31
13.4.172626.7.1728York (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/111BWAS-1603
1729 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
1.2.1728/299.9.1729Faversham (42), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
21.7.1747 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralB051

Notes on Officer

Date of deathTGM

The Gentleman's Magazine gives the date of death as 21st February 1656


ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IVJohn CharnockDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/5ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrent Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook

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