Royal Naval Biography/Smith, Robert


Son of the late Mr. Smith, carpenter in the royal navy. This officer obtained his first commission on the 24th Aug. 1807; and was senior lieutenant of the Eurotas 38, Captain (now Sir John) Phillimore, in the severe action between that ship and la Clorinde French frigate, Feb. 25th, 1814[1]. He was advanced to his present rank on the 4th of the following month.

Commander Smith married, June 26th, 1818, Miss Seeds, daughter of a medical practitioner.