Sir George Keith Elphinstone (1st Viscount Keith)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth7.1.1745/46 - Elphinstone Tower, Airth, near StirlingCSORN
First Known Service28.6.1770CSORN
FatherCharles Elphinstone (1711-1781)ODNB
MotherLady Clementina Fleming (1719-1799)
Last Known Service1815CSORN
Date of Death10.3.1823 - Tulliallan

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
28.6.1770 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/282CSORN
18.9.1772 Commander ADM 6/20/462CSORN
18.9.177221.2.1775Scorpion (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/462
Issued by Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's) (1713-1778)
Commission confirmed 14.10.1772
BWAS-1714
11.3.1775 Captain ADM 6/21/79ADM 6/21
11.3.17758.3.1776Romney (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/79BWAS-1714
8.3.17766.1780Perseus (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/168BWAS-1714
1.17805.1780Operations against Charleston 
7.17801.1783Warwick (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1781 Elected Member of Parliament for Dunbartonshire, until 1790EWIKI
1.17939.1793Robust (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
5.17948.1794Glory (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
30.5.1794 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
5.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
8.17943.1795Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralODNB
4.17951797Monarch (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1796 Elected Member of Parliament for Stirlingshire, until 1802EWIKI
1797 Appointed Baron KeithEWIKI
7.17971798Cumberland (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
11.17984.1799Foudroyant (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
2.17998.1799Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralODNB
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
6.179917.3.1800Queen Charlotte (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
11.17991802Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean SeaEWIKI
4.1800 Audacious (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
18011802Foudroyant (80), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.1.1801 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1803 Ethalion (38), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
18031807Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreEWIKI
5.18031804Monarch (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
2.1805 Ardent (64), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
6.1805 Saint Albans (64), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
9.11.1805 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1807 Edgar (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
31.7.1810 Admiral of the RedCSORN
18121814Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelEWIKI
4.18121813Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1714
5.1812 Conquestador (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
1814 Appointed 1st Viscount KeithEWIKI
1815 Ville de Paris (110), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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