Walter Fitzgerald Smithwick

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Commander (retired) Walter Fitzgerald Smithwick, O.B.E., D.S.C., R.N., Retired (14 April, 1891 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Smithwick was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1913.

Smithwick was appointed in command of the destroyer Peyton on 5 November, 1918.[1]

Smithwick was appointed in command of the patrol boat P59 on 1 April, 1919.[2]

Smithwick was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1921.

Smithwick was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 14 April, 1934.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter C. Clark-Hall
Captain of H.M. T.B. 3
6 Jun, 1916[3] – 1 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Alexander M. Donovan
Preceded by
Cuthbert H. Heath-Caldwell
Captain of H.M.S. Peyton
5 Nov, 1918[4]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald A. Woodward
Captain of H.M.S. P59
1 Apr, 1919[5]
Succeeded by
Peter H. Jones
Preceded by
Thomas C. C. Bolster
Captain of H.M.S. Vectis
Nov, 1922[6] – Aug, 1923[7][8]
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Troup

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 867.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399s.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 867.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 828.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 828.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 279.