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Philip Affleck


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1726 - Dalham Hall, Suffolk ODNB
First Known Service1743ODNB
FatherGilbert Affleck (1684?–1764)ODNB
MotherAnna DolbenODNB
Nephew
William AffleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1792
ref:676
Brother
Sir Edmund Affleck (1st Baronet of Dalham Hall)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ODNB
Last Known Servicec.10.9.1799ODNB
Date of Death22.12.1799 - Bath ODNB
Will Probated11.1.1800, PROB 11/1335/102

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17431747HEIC ServiceADM 107/4
9.4.1755 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/301RNLPC
3.5.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/221ADM 6/18
1.8.1758 Commander ADM 6/19/54CSORN
1.8.175831.7.1759
Gramont (18) 1757-1762
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/54
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, North America
Confirmed 6.4.1759
BWAS-1714
1.8.175920.8.1759
Terror (8) 1759-1774
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/118
ADM 6/19
20.8.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/95CSORN
20.8.17594.10.1759
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/95
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, North America
Confirmed 19.9.1759
ADM 6/19
8.11.175930.4.1761
Panther (60) 1758-1813
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/110
BWAS-1714
3.5.176118.7.1763
Baleine (20) 1760-1767
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/62
Issued by
Charles SteevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1729
, East Indies
Confirmed 15.12.1764
BWAS-1714
18.7.17639.6.1767
Argo (28) 1758-1776
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/216
Issued by
Sir Samuel Cornish (1st Baronet of Sharnbrook)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
, East Indies
Confirmed 6.10.1768
BWAS-1714
29.10.177813.5.1781
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/464
BWAS-1714
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
12.5.1781 Appointed First Captain ADM 6/22/342

to Admiral Rodney in the Leeward Islands. Confirmed 22.9.1781

ADM 6/22
2.10.178215.4.1783
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/253
BWAS-1714
15.4.178311.9.1784
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/51
ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/417CSORN
11.2.17891793Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/23/510ADM 6/23
22.3.178927.7.1792
Centurion (50) 1774-1824
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68CSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
26.4.17936.3.1795Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30CSORN
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/55CSORN
1.6.1795 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/179CSORN
24.12.1798c.10.9.1799
Canopus (80) 1798-1887
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN

Notes on Officer


Previous ServiceODNB

Had sailed for the East India Company before joining the Royal Navy


Date of birthODNB

He is the younger brother of Sir Edmund Affleck who was born in April 1725, but his passing certificate states he was 34 in 1755.




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Posted by Carol on Tuesday 23rd of February 2021 11:31

He was born 2 May and baptised 12 May 1726 at Finedon, Northants, acccording to the Finedon parish register.


Posted by Brian on Saturday 24th of May 2014 17:40

The Gentleman's magazine. v.86 1799.
At Bathe, in his 74th year, Philip Affleck, esq., admiral of the White; a zealous and brave officer; a firm advocate, both in theory and practice, for the Christian religion; an honest man, and a faithfully affectionate friend. He was made Captain in 1759, rear-admiral in 1787, vice-admiral in 1793, and full admiral in 1795.

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