Smith was a Lieutenant at the time of Hornblower's tour as Lieutenant aboard HMS Renown, Captain James Sawyer commanding. After Lieutenant William Bush joined Renown, Smith became Fourth Lieutenant and Hornblower Fifth.
Smith was killed aboard Renown during the Spanish prisoner uprising enroute from Scotchman's Bay, Santo Domingo, where she captured the gun batteries and three prizes, and Port Royal at the Jamaica Station.
Hornblower and the Widow McCool (short story).
Lieutenant Hornblower (novel).