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Thomas Fox


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service2.12.1712CSORN
WifeElizabethPROB11
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 Examination ADM 107/3/106RNLPC
4.6.1728 LieutenantCSORN
9.2.1728/298.5.1731
Assistance (50) 1725-1745
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/14/11
ADM 6/14
8.5.173119.5.1731
Cornwall (80) 1726-1761
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/74
ADM 6/14
9.5.173323.2.1733/34
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/14/144
ADM 6/14
30.12.1734 CommanderCSORN
30.12.173418.4.1735
Griffin (8) 1702-1737
British 8 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/201
BWAS-1714
18.4.17356.8.1737
Drake (8) 1729-1740
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/208
ADM 6/14
6.8.1737 CaptainCSORN
6.8.173723.9.1738
Dunkirk (60) 1734-1749
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/93
Confirmed 3.1.1737/38
BWAS-1714
7.8.17395.3.1743/44
Newcastle (50) 1733-1746
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/209
BWAS-1714
6.3.1743/4411.4.1745
Chichester (80) 1706-1749
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/516
Confirmed 20.7.1745
ADM 6/16
14.2.1746/4725.12.1747
Kent (64) 1746-1757
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/200
BWAS-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-AdmiralCSORN


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