Edmund Hyde Smith

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Admiral Edmund Hyde Smith, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (21 June, 1865 – 13 July, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 22 February, 1885.[1]

Hyde Smith was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1897.[2]

Hyde Smith was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.[3]

In June 1905, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Argonaut.[4]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Irresistible on 29 March, 1910.[5] He was quickly moved over to command Africa in June 1910, being there for just over a year.

Hyde Smith was appointed Captain of the battleship Bulwark 25 March, 1911.[6]

He commanded Lord Nelson from November 1911 to mid-1913.[7]

He was appointed captain of the battleship Monarch on 16 June, 1913.[8]

Great War

On 29 June, 1915, Hyde Smith was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Bridson.[9] On 21 September, he was appointed Senior Officer at Sheerness in charge of Naval Establishments.[10]

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1919.[11] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 November, vice Grant, and placed on the Retired List on 3 November.[12]

Retirement

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1924.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral E. Hyde Smith" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 14 July, 1939. Issue 48357, col D, p. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles H. Cochran
Captain of H.M.S. Pegasus
21 May, 1901[14] – 22 Sep, 1904[15]
Succeeded by
Warren H. D'Oyly
Preceded by
John G. Hewitt
Captain of H.M.S. Argonaut
27 Jun, 1905[16][17] – 20 Aug, 1907[18]
Succeeded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Preceded by
W. Reginald Hall
Inspecting Captain of Mechanical Training Establishments
10 Dec, 1907[19] – 1 Mar, 1910[20]
Succeeded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Preceded by
Cresswell J. Eyres
Captain of H.M.S. Irresistible
5 Apr, 1910[21] – 1 Jun, 1910[22]
Succeeded by
Cunningham R. de C. Foot
Preceded by
Arthur C. Leveson
Captain of H.M.S. Africa
11 Jun, 1910[23][24] – 20 Mar, 1911[25]
Succeeded by
Adolphus H. Williamson
Preceded by
George P. W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Bulwark
25 Mar, 1911[26][27] – 11 Sep, 1911[28]
Succeeded by
Herbert Chatterton
Preceded by
Alfred E. A. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Lord Nelson
21 Nov, 1911[29] – 16 Jun, 1913[30]
Succeeded by
Rowland Nugent
Preceded by
Robert S. P. Hornby
Captain of H.M.S. Monarch
16 Jun, 1913[31] – 17 Sep, 1915[32]
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Field
Preceded by
Robert J. Prendergast
as Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
Senior Officer in Charge, Sheerness Dockyard
21 Sep, 1915[33] – 15 Apr, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Litchfield-Speer
as Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25577. p. 1780. 13 April, 1886.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26865. p. 3443. 22 June, 1897.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 14 March, 1910. Issue 39219, col E, p. 7.
  6. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 358.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 29214. p. 6438. 2 July, 1915.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 2.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31379. p. 7045. 3 June, 1919.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 32963. p. 5954. 8 August, 1924.
  14. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  15. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 279.
  17. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  18. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  19. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  20. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  21. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  22. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  23. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 273.
  25. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  26. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 289. Date is 24th in here.
  28. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  29. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  30. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  31. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  32. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.
  33. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 554.
  34. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 295.