Philip Affleck


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1726 - Dalham Hall, Suffolk ODNB
First Known Service1743ODNB
FatherGilbert Affleck (1684?–1764)ODNB
MotherAnna DolbenODNB
Nephew William 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
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
1.8.175831.7.1759Gramont (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/54
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
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
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
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
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
24.12.1798c.10.9.1799Canopus (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.




Previous comments on this page

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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