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Clements, Michael (fl 1735-1796)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 CLE

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Clements, Michael (fl 1735-1796)

Date(s): 1748-1771

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2ft; 62cm

Name of creator(s): Clements | Michael | fl 1735-1796 | Rear-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Between 1748 and 1749 Clements served in the East Indies in the SYREN. He was in the UNICORN firstly in the Mediterranean and later in the Western Squadron, from 1755, when he became a lieutenant, until 1757, when he was promoted to captain and given command of the London buss. In 1758 he was posted into the ACTAEON in home waters and from 1759 to 1763 he commanded the PALLAS, at first under Admiral Hawke (q.v.) in the Channel and later in the Mediterranean. He was at Portsmouth in the DORSETSHIRE in 1770 and in the Channel in the VENGEANCE in 1778. He became a rear-admiral in 1790.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Michael Clements, consisting of logs, 1748 to 1771, letter and order books, 1757 to 1771, sailing and fighting instructions, 1747 to 1778, and notes and personal papers, 1759 to 1780. There are also some of Clements's charts in the Department of Navigation and Astronomy.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented by Mrs Hopton in 1942, via the Art Gallery, Hereford.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

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Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Clements | Michael | fl 1735-1796 | Rear-Admiral

Corporate names
Royal Navy