Nominal Guns12NMMWH
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1792NMMWH
CategoryHired VesselNMMWH
Ship TypeCutter
Sunk in Action25.7.1797NMMWH

2 Commanding Officers

25.6.1793 - 30.10.1793LieutenantThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)ref:6161797 - 24.7.1797LieutenantJohn Gibson (d.1797)TRN4

Service History

14.3.1795Action off Genoa
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
12.6.1797Took the Unrated Le Styrène (16) off the Dutch coast
12.6.1797Took the Privateer Lugger Brutal (6) off the Dutch coast
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife


NMMWHNational Maritime Museum Warship Histories (on Original gone) Web Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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Posted by Rich on Monday 6th of June 2016 20:03

Winfield (British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817) lists Fox tonnage as 124 BM and guns as 12x9 pdrs. (p. 387, additional mention on p. 356)

Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 7th of April 2016 18:36

Part of the inshore Squadron under Nelson at the bombardment of Cadiz 3rd to 8th July 1797

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