Mervyn Patrick Traill Smith

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Captain (retired) Mervyn Patrick Traill Smith, (18 February, 1880 – 17 June, 1951) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Smith placed twenty-fifth of sixty candidates to the July, 1894 intake term at H.M.S. Britannia following competitive examinations.[1]

Smith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 June, 1902.

Smith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 26 June, 1910.

Appointed there in January, 1913, Smith would serve as navigator in H.M.S. Centurion throughout the Great War, being promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916

Smith was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Captain on 18 February, 1925.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis B. Favell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 76
16 Jul, 1901
Succeeded by
Leonard Robinson


  1. "Cadetships In The Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 13, 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34315.