Herbert Granville Smith

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Commander Herbert Granville Smith, R.N. (13 March, 1865 – 29 January, 1904) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Cornwall.

Smith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1888.

Smith was appointed in command of the destroyer Hunter on 7 November, 1896.[1]

Smith was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1899.

Smith died two days after being invalided from a command appointment in the torpedo cruiser Tartar, his death being due to apoplexy was reported by telegram by the Commodore, South Atlantic Station.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper
Captain of H.M.S. Hunter
7 Nov, 1896[2] – 9 Sep, 1897
Succeeded by
Philip S. Watson
Preceded by
Frank A. Garforth
Captain of H.M.S. Pheasant
9 Sep, 1897[3] – 21 May, 1901
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Robert H. Travers
Captain of H.M.S. Tartar
28 Oct, 1903 – 27 Jan, 1904
Succeeded by
Ralph Hudleston


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 10 November, 1896. Issue 35044, col E, p. 9.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 231.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 291.