Henry Ernest Smyth

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Commander (retired) Henry Ernest Smyth, R.N. (26 September, 1889 – 23 March, 1931) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Belfast, Smyth was the second son of Harold R. Smyth.[1] He gained three and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia. He served briefly in Donegal before being appointed to Monmouth on the China Station for two years, ending in February of 1908.

Smyth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1910.

Smyth was appointed in command of the submarine A 6 on 26 June, 1914.[2]

On 3 April, 1915, he left for an appointment to take command of H 4 upon her commissioning.

Smyth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March, 1918. On 23 September 1918, he was appointed to Ambrose for special duty while unfit for sea service, having been hospitalised in Malta and found to have jaundice. When the war ended, he would spend five months in custodial command of U 67.

Smyth was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 17 June, 1919. He was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 26 September, 1929.

He died at Glasgow of pneumonia.[3]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Percy H. Boulnois
Captain of H.M.S. A 6
26 Jun, 1914[4] – 3 Apr, 1915
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 4
3 Apr, 1915 – 12 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
Oliver North
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 21
Aug, 1917 – 15 Aug, 1918
Succeeded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Preceded by
?
Captain of S.M.S. U 67
9 Dec, 1918 – 10 May, 1919
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. "Deaths." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 26, 1931; pg. 1; Issue 45781.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 304.
  3. "Deaths." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 26, 1931; pg. 1; Issue 45781.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 304.