William Bowden-Smith

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Vice-Admiral (retired) William Bowden-Smith (28 March, 1874 – 17 March, 1962) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1913.

He was appointed command of the battleship Russell on 5 December, 1913.[1]

He was made captain of the armoured cruiser Carnarvon in August 1916.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert G. Corbett
Captain of H.M.S. Chamois
15 Mar, 1900[2]
Succeeded by
Cecil F. Lambert
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Sylvia
9 Oct, 1900[3]
Succeeded by
John A. Ingles
Preceded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Captain of H.M.S. Russell
5 Dec, 1913[4] – 27 Apr, 1916[5]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Ernest A. Taylor
Flag Captain at the Nore
May, 1916
Succeeded by
Alexander V. Campbell
Preceded by
Hugh T. Hibbert
Captain of H.M.S. Carnarvon
1 Aug, 1916[6]
Succeeded by
Richard G. A. W. Stapleton-Cotton
Preceded by
Edward G. Lowther-Crofton
Senior Naval Officer, Tyne
Mar, 1918 – 1 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
George M. Skinner


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 378a.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 12 March, 1900. Issue 36087, col E, p. 7.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 305.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397t.
  5. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 58.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392e.