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Andrew Smith R. N.,

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Andrew Smith was appointed Surgeon in the Royal Navy in 1796. He was entered in the Navy List of Medical Officers in 1814.

Surgeon Superintendent

He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the General Stewart in 1818.

The General Stewart departed Portsmouth on 19th July 1818, touched at St. Helena where she remained six days.

Port Jackson

After a tedious passage of more than 5 months, the General Stewart arrived in Port Jackson on 31st December 1818.

Andrew Smith returned to England on the Shipley in April 1819. Unusually, seven other naval surgeons returned on the same vessel - Robert Espie, William Hamilton, Thomas C. Roylance, Henry Ryan, Morgan Price, John Johnston and John Whitmarsh [1].


[1] Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825. Copies of Letters sent within the Colony. April 1819