Walter Fitzgerald Smithwick

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

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Richard F. Smithwick.

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.

World War II

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. Bulldog
1 Jan, 1918 – c. Aug, 1918
Succeeded by
Edward D. Marston
Preceded by
Evelyn H. B. L. Scrivener
Captain of H.M.S. Scythe
13 Sep, 1918 – Nov, 1918
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Wyld
Preceded by
Cuthbert H. Heath-Caldwell
Captain of H.M.S. Peyton
5 Nov, 1918[4] – 29 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald A. Woodward
Captain of H.M.S. P59
1 Apr, 1919[5] – 6 Jan, 1921
Succeeded by
Peter H. Jones
Preceded by
Edward C. Denison
Captain of H.M.S. Rigorous
6 Jan, 1921 – Feb, 1922
Succeeded by
William E. B. Magee
Preceded by
Frederick A. P. Foster
Captain of H.M.S. Vesper
12 Apr, 1922 – Nov, 1922
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Thomas C. C. Bolster
Captain of H.M.S. Vectis
Nov, 1922[6] – 17 Jan, 1923
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Troup
Preceded by
George A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Whitshed
5 Jan, 1923 – Oct, 1923
Succeeded by
Edward T. W. Church
Preceded by
Edward T. W. Church
Captain of H.M.S. Swallow
Oct, 1923 – 5 Nov, 1923
Succeeded by
Gilbert C. Pelly
Preceded by
James A. P. Blackburn
Captain of H.M.S. Carstairs
25 Nov, 1927 – 18 Nov, 1929
Succeeded by
Edward D. Marston
Preceded by
Aubrey C. Thursfield
Captain of H.M.S. Saltash
11 May, 1933 – 16 Oct, 1933
Succeeded by
?

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.