Royal Naval Biography/Elphick, James


Obtained his first commission on the 15th Jan. 1802; and was senior lieutenant of the Magnificent 74, Captain (now Sir George) Eyre, at the siege of St. Maura in March and April 1810, during which he distinguished himself as “a very gallant and zealous officer.” He continued in the same ship successively commanded by Captains Willoughby T. Lake and John Hayes, until the final termination of hostilities in 1815. His promotion to the rank of commander took place July 19th, 1821.