Bacon, Philemon (DNB00)

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BACON, PHILEMON (d. 1666), captain in the royal navy, was made a lieutenant in 1661, and in 1664 was advanced to be captain of the Nonsuch. In 1665 he commanded the Oxford, a ship of the fifth rate, in the action of 3 June with the Dutch off Lowestoft; the following year he was in the Bristol, and led the van when the English and Dutch fleets engaged off the North Foreland on 1 June. Of the many brave men who were slain in that bloody and protracted battle, Captain Bacon was one of the first.

[Charnock's Biog. Nav. i. 93.]

J. K. L.