Algernon Robert Smithwick

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Rear-Admiral Algernon Robert Smithwick, D.S.O., R.N. (3 April, 1887 – 5 November, 1948) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend R. Smithwick of Monasterevan, Ireland.

Smithwick was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 October, 1907.[1]

Smithwick was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 October, 1915.[2]

Post-War

Smithwick was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1919.[3]

Smithwick was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1927.[4]

Smithwick was appointed in command of the light cruiser Concord in December, 1930.[5]

Smithwick was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 January, 1939 and was placed on the Retired List the next day.[6]

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry F. Besant
Captain of H.M.S. Bluebell
1 Feb, 1924[7][8] – 1 Apr, 1926[9]
Succeeded by
Andrew Johnstone
Preceded by
Arthur N. Dowding
Captain of H.M.S. Sandhurst
14 Mar, 1929[10] – 25 Aug, 1930[11]
Succeeded by
Francis H. G. Walker
Preceded by
Marshal L. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Concord
18 Dec, 1930[12] – 28 Dec, 1931[13]
Succeeded by
Hubert Ardill
Preceded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
15 Oct, 1932 – 7 Mar, 1935[14]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Stuart
Preceded by
John H. Young
Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown
23 May, 1935[15] – 2 Jul, 1937[16]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Stuart
as Captain in Charge, Simonstown

Footnotes

  1. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  2. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  3. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  4. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  5. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  6. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  7. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 219.
  9. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  10. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  11. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  12. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  13. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  14. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  15. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.
  16. Smithwick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/310. f. ?.