William Smith

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1727ADM 107/5
First Known Service1752CSORN
Last Known Service25.10.1809CSORN
Date of Death1814 - St. Columb, Cornwall CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17521756Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
8.6.175722.10.1760Southampton (32), Master ADM 107/5/301ADM 107/5
25.7.1757 Defence of the Southampton 
21.9.1757 Southampton vs L'Emeraude 
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
20.3.1759 Action of 20 March 1759 
22.10.1760 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/301RNLPC
23.10.176023.3.1761Namur (90), Midshipmanref:849
23.3.176131.12.1762Valiant (74), Midshipmanref:849
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
31.12.1762 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/33CSORN
26.12.177524.6.1778Folkestone (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.4.1781 Commander ADM 6/22/271CSORN
2.4.17814.10.1781Zephyr (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/271ADM 6/22
18081809Hunter (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
25.10.1809 CaptainCSORN


ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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