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 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
Confirmed 3.1.1737/38
BWAS-1714
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
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


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