Edward Michael Conolly Abel Smith, RN

Born  3 Dec 1899
Died  3 Dec 1985(86)


15 Nov 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1918 S.Lt.
15 May 1920 Lt.
15 May 1928 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Cdr.
30 Jun 1940 Capt.
8 Jul 1949 Rear-Admiral
1 Sep 1952 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 14 Feb 1958


4 May 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
13 Jun 1946 CVO
7 Jun 1951 CB
25 May 1954 KCVO
1 Jan 1958 GCVO

Warship Commands listed for Edward Michael Conolly Abel Smith, RN

HMS Biter (D 97)Capt.Escort carrierJan 1942Jul 1943

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Escort carrier HMS Biter (D 97)

25 Apr 1943 (position 55.05, -42.25)
German U-boat U-203 was sunk south of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 55°05'N, 42°25'W, by depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (811 Sqn FAA/L) of the British escort carrier HMS Biter (Capt. E.M.C. Abel Smith, RN) and by the British destroyer HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and 2 Bars, RN).

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