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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
18.9.177221.2.1775
Scorpion (14) 1771-1781
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1771 Renamed "Scorpion"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/462
Issued by
Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1778

Confirmed 14.10.1772
BWAS-1714
11.3.1775 Captain ADM 6/21/79ADM 6/21
11.3.17758.3.1776
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/79
BWAS-1714
8.3.177622.2.1777
Perseus (20) 1776-1805
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/168
BWAS-1714
22.7.178029.10.1782
Warwick (50) 1767-1802
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/153
BWAS-1714
1781 Elected Member of Parliament for Dunbartonshire, until 1790E-WIKI
29.10.17823.1.1783
Carysfort (28) 1766-1813
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/76
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 24.5.1783
ADM 6/23
29.1.179330.8.1793
Robust (74) 1764-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/198
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/31CSORN
12.4.17948.1794
Glory (98) 1788-1825
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral: On board from 5.1794
BWAS-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 White ADM 6/25/55CSORN
8.179414.3.1795
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral
ODNB
14.3.17951797
Monarch (74) 1765-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/146
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/179CSORN
1796 Elected Member of Parliament for Stirlingshire, until 1802E-WIKI
1797 Appointed Baron KeithE-WIKI
7.17971798
Cumberland (74) 1774-1804
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
11.17984.1799
Foudroyant (80) 1798-1892
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
2.17998.1799
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral
ODNB
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
6.179917.3.1800
Queen Charlotte (100) 1790-1800
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
11.17991802Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean SeaE-WIKI
4.1800 
Audacious (74) 1785-1815
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
18011802
Foudroyant (80) 1798-1892
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
1.1.1801 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1803 
Ethalion (38) 1802-1835
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
18031807Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreE-WIKI
5.18031804
Monarch (74) 1765-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
2.1805 
Ardent (64) 1796-1824
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
6.1805 
Saint Albans (64) 1764-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
9.11.1805 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1807 
Edgar (74) 1779-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1814 Renamed "Retribution"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
31.7.1810 Admiral of the RedCSORN
18121814Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelE-WIKI
4.18121813
Royal Sovereign (100) 1786-1841
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Captain"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
BWAS-1714
5.1812 
Conquestador (74) 1810-1897
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
BWAS-1793
1814 Appointed 1st Viscount KeithE-WIKI
1815 
Ville de Paris (110) 1795-1845
British 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
BWAS-1793
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1


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