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Philip Affleck


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1726 - Dalham Hall, Suffolk ODNB
First Known Service1744ODNB
FatherGilbert Affleck (1684?–1764)ODNB
MotherAnna DolbenODNB
NephewWilliam Affleck (1740-1791)ref:676
BrotherSir Edmund Affleck (1st Baronet of Dalham Hall) (1725-1788)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
17441748HEIC 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
1.8.175831.7.1759Gramont (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/54
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 6.4.1759
BWAS-1714
1.8.175920.8.1759Terror (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/118ADM 6/19
20.8.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/95CSORN
20.8.17594.10.1759Namur (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/95
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 19.9.1759
ADM 6/19
8.11.175930.4.1761Panther (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/110BWAS-1714
3.5.176118.7.1763Baleine (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/62
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies
Commission confirmed 15.12.1764
BWAS-1714
18.7.17639.6.1767Argo (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/216
Issued by Sir Samuel Cornish (1st Baronet of Sharnbrook) (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 6.10.1768
BWAS-1714
29.10.177813.5.1781Triumph (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/464BWAS-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
2.10.178215.4.1783Triumph (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/253BWAS-1714
15.4.178311.9.1784Triumph (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/51ADM 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
22.3.178927.7.1792Centurion (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-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
24.12.179810.9.1799Canopus (80), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-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.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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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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