Captain Philip Affleck (1726-99)
Affleck spent his early sea training in the service of the Honourable East India Company before transferring to the Royal Navy. He became a lieutenant rather late in 1755. Boscawen made him a commander during the taking of Louisbourg in 1758 and, after following the admiral to the Mediterranean, he was made a captain after the Battle of Lagos in the following year. In the War of American Independence, he commanded the 'Triumph', 74 guns, and fought at Rodney's two actions with de Guichen in 1780. After getting his flag in 1787, he went as commander-in-chief to the West Indies, 1790-93. On his return he became a Lord of the Admiralty until he retired in 1796.
- Image reference: BHC2505
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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