Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Henry Smith appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
25 January 1887Sir Henry Smith, K.C.B., Admiral of the Blue, died on the 18th inst. at his residence in Florence. The late Admiral, who was born in the year 1803, entered the Navy in 1814, and became captain in 1829. As captain of Her Majesty's ship Magnificent, he was the senior officer of Port Royal, Jamaica, and received the thanks of the merchants of the island for his support and furtherance of its commercial interests. He served in the East Indies and the Chinese seas from 1837 to 1843, and in the year 1840 was awarded his C.B., with the thanks of the Governor-General of India for his services in commanding the expedition engaged at the capture of Aden. Sir Henry Smith also received an address and a service of plate from the British merchants in China for his "valuable services as senior officer during a period of unexampled danger and difficulty." For four years he commanded Her Majesty's ship Ganges in the Mediterranean, and during the Crimean war of 1854-56 was captain of the Ganges in the Baltic Sea. He was for some years superintendent of Haslar Hospital, and Clarence Victualling Yard, was made Admiral of the Blue in 1865, and in the same year placed on the reserved list with a good service pension. In further recognition of his long and distinguished services he received, in 1873, the honour of knighthood.

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