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Revision as of 19:09, 15 January 2015

Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh Smith, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (17 November, 1875 – 27 September, 1940) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

On 15 October, 1896, he was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, dated 14 June, 1895.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 31 December, 1897.[2]

Smith was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 31 December, 1909.[3]

For his service under Tupper, Smith was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 21 April, 1917.[4]

On 14 September, 1918, he was appointed in command of the new aircraft carrier Argus.[5]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King on 1 March, 1926, vice Pound.[6] he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 9 July, vice Hardy, and placed on the Retired List on 10 July.[7] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 April, 1931.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Fallen Officers" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 4 November, 1940. Issue 48764, col D, p. 7.
  • Smith, Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh, D.S.O. (1932). A Yellow Admiral Remembers. London: Edward Arnold & Co..
  • Smith, Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh, D.S.O. (1936). An Admiral Never Forgets: Reminiscences of thirty-seven years on the active list of the Royal Navy. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George Trewby
Captain of H.M.S. Alsatian
6 Mar, 1916[9]
Succeeded by
Ebenezer Cook
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
14 Sep, 1918[10]
Succeeded by
?
==Footnotes==

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26787. p. 5724. 20 October, 1896.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7855. 31 December, 1897.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30029. p. 3819. 18 April, 1893.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 731.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 33144. p. 2109. 23 March, 1926.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 33183. p. 4709. 16 July, 1926.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33706. p. 2332. 10 April, 1931.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401jj.
  10. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 731.

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