Royal Naval Biography/Smart, Robert

Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order.

This officer entered the royal navy in 1810; and was made lieutenant into the Scout sloop. Captain William Ramsden, on the Mediterranean station, Sept. 11th, 1820. He obtained his present rank, while serving on board the Cambrian frigate. Captain G. W. Hamilton, April 21st, 1828; and is now commander of the Satellite sloop, on the South American station, where he has recently captured a Portuguese brig, with .577 slaves on board. In 1832, he was nominated a knight of the above order, and, we believe, received from the King of Prussia the order of the Red Eagle (third class), in consequence of his having been selected to accompany a miniature frigate, presented to that monarch by King William IV., from the river Thames to Germany.