Fox

19830
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Sixth Rate ship 'Fox' (1776) (28)
Captured8.7.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured11.9.1778BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'Le Fox' (1778) (28)

Dimensions


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 
Burthen450Ton 

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1777 - 8.6.1777Midshipman George Paris Monke (d.1828)MHVA2.1778Midshipman George Paris Monke (d.1828)MHVA

Service History


DateEventSource
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

 

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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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