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) (c.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
8.3.177622.2.1777Perseus (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/168BWAS-1714
22.7.17801.1783Warwick (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/153BWAS-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 Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb 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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