Thomas Fox

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service26.3.1713CSORN
Last Known Service1.7.1749CSORN
Date of Death2.1763CSORN
Will Probated21.2.1763

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
8.3.1720/21 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
4.6.1728 Lieutenant ADM 6/13/216CSORN
9.2.1728/298.5.1731Assistance (50), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/14
8.5.173119.5.1731Cornwall (80), Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/14
9.5.173323.2.1733/34Namur (90), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/14/144ADM 6/14
30.12.1734 CommanderCSORN
30.12.173418.4.1735Griffin (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/201BWAS-1714
18.4.17356.8.1737Drake (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/208ADM 6/14
6.8.1737 Captain ADM 6/15/93CSORN
6.8.173723.9.1738Dunkirk (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/93
Commission confirmed 3.1.1737/38
7.8.17395.3.1743/44Newcastle (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/209BWAS-1714
6.3.1743/4411.4.1745Chichester (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/516
Commission confirmed 20.7.1745
ADM 6/16
14.2.1746/4725.12.1747Kent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/200BWAS-1714
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
20.6.1747 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action of June 20 1747 
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
25.11.174722.12.1747Court martialed for his failure to follow orders. "he had been guilty of backing his mizen-top-sail and leaving the Tonnant, contrary to the 10th and 11th Articles of War. He was acquitted of cowardice, but, because he had paid too much regard to the advice of his officers, contrary to his own better judgment, he was sentenced to be dismissed from the command of the Kent."TRN3
1.7.1749 Superannuated Rear-Admiral ADM 6/17/472CSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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