Aubrey Clare Hugh Smith

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Admiral SIR Aubrey Clare Hugh Smith, K.B.E., C.B., D.L., K.C.V.O. (22 September, 1872 – 6 October, 1957) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Aubrey was born in London.

Smith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 April, 1892.[1]

Smith was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1903.[2]

Smith was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1910.[3]

He was appointed command of the armoured cruiser Cumberland on 1 May, 1912.[4]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Drake in July 1914.[5]

As Commodore, Second Class, Smith hoisted his broad pendant in Newcastle at noon on 31 December, 1917 as Commodore, East Coast of South America.[6]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of battleship H.M.S. Ramillies on 7 May 1920.[7]

After serving on a committee considering issues of Polish war material passing through Danzig, Smith was appointed as Naval Representative on the League of Nations on 14 October, 1923.

Smith was placed on Retired List on 7 July, 1926 in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914. He was superseded at the League of Nations on 30 September, 1927.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Julian C. A. Wilkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Iris
23 Jul, 1903[9][10] – 13 Dec, 1904[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Foresight
Aug, 1905[12][13] – 14 Mar, 1906[14]
Succeeded by
John Luce
Preceded by
The Hon. Victor A. Stanley
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at St. Petersburg
7 Nov, 1908[15] – 30 Apr, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Harold G. Grenfell
Preceded by
The Hon. Algernon D. E. H. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
1 May, 1912[17][18] – 18 May, 1914[19]
Succeeded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Preceded by
Theobald W. B. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Drake
15 Jul, 1914[20][21] – 26 Mar, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Fanshawe
Preceded by
John Luce
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
30 Sep, 1916[23] – 1 Jan, 1918[24]
Succeeded by
Herbert MacI. Edwards
Preceded by
Richard G. A. W. Stapleton-Cotton
Captain of H.M.S. Newcastle
1 Jan, 1918[25] – 23 Jul, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. H. Bond
Preceded by
Oliver Backhouse
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
9 Apr, 1920[27][28] – 20 Jan, 1921[29]
Succeeded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes

Footnotes

  1. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  2. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  3. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  5. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  6. Ship's Log.
  7. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  8. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  9. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 333.
  11. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  12. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 316.
  14. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  15. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  16. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  17. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  18. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 298.
  19. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  20. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 393m.
  22. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  23. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  24. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  25. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  26. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  27. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 851.
  29. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/261. f. 261.