Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Sixth Rate ship 'Fox' (1776) (28)
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'Le Fox' (1778) (28)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 

2 Petty Officers

3.1777 - 8.6.1777MidshipmanGeorge Paris Monke (d.1828)MHVA2.1778MidshipmanGeorge Paris Monke (d.1828)MHVA

Service History

4.1778Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3957.4.5dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
11.9.1778Fox vs Junon


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
MHVAThe Maritime History Virtual ArchivesLars BruzeliusWeb Site

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Sunday 4th of May 2014 16:52

The Gentleman's magazine. v.47 1777.
News was received of the capture of the Fox ship of war of 28 guns, by two American privateers, one of 26 and the other of 32 guns, off Newfoundland.

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