Smith, W. Sidney (William Sidney), Sir, 1764-1840

Alternative names
Birth 1764-06-22
Death 1840-05-26

Biographical notes:

British admiral.

From the description of Papers, 1794-1862. (Rice University). WorldCat record id: 122600753

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to C.R. Broughton, 1812 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663289

From the description of Sir W. Sidney Smith papers, 1794-1862. (Rice University). WorldCat record id: 28499318

Sir William Sidney Smith, British admiral. He entered the navy in 1777, and was present at the action of Cape St.Vincent in 1780 and Dominica in 1782. He distinguished himself in the naval operations during the wars of First and Second Anti-French Coalition, his most famous exploit being the defense of St. Jean d'Acre in 1799. From 1803 to 1807 he was assigned to duty in the northern Mediterranean. He resigned in 1814, after a year at the South American station and a final tour in Mediterranean.

From the description of Papers of Sir William Sidney Smith, ca. 1745-1838. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122545629

Epithet: Vice-Admiral

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  • Diplomatic and consular service, British
  • Second Coalition, War of the, 1798-1801--Naval operations--Sources
  • First Coalition, War of the, 1792-1797--Naval operations--Sources
  • Manuscript maps--To 1800
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815--Naval operations--Sources
  • Ships
  • Ambassadors


  • Admirals--Great Britain


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