Fox

26989
Nominal Guns20HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1756HCA26
First Commissioned11.11.1756HCA26
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1770HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


11.11.1756Broadside Weight = 31.5 Imperial Pound ( 14.2854 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck20 Carriage Guns
Gun Deck6 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1756/11/11 - 1756Alexander HumeHCA26
1761/03/30 - 1770/10/12Alexander Humeref:925

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.11.175699 HCA26

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.11.1756 - 1756Captain (Privateer)Alexander HumeHCA2630.3.1761 - 2.7.1762Captain (HEIC)Alexander Humeref:92512.4.1765 - 12.7.1767Captain (HEIC)Alexander Humeref:92523.4.1769 - 9.7.1770Captain (HEIC)David Mitchellref:925

Service History


DateEventSource
11.11.1756Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 20 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26
30.3.1761

2nd Voyage. Sailed from Portsmouth - Hampshire for the Coromandel Coast and the Bay of Bengal.

ref:925
2.7.1763

Arrived at The Downs - North Sea

ref:925
12.4.1765

3rd Voyage. Sailed from The Downs - North Sea for Madras and Bombay.

ref:925
12.7.1767

Arrived at The Downs - North Sea

ref:925
4.6.1769

4th voyage. Sailed from Plymouth - Devon for Bombay.

ref:925
12.10.1770

Arrived at Plymouth - Devon

ref:925


Notes on Ship


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/6/86 1756 November 11

Commander: Alexander Hume.

Ship: Fox. .

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Alexander Hume and Abraham Hunt of London.

Lieutenant: James Maconolie.

Gunner: Thomas Watts.

Boatswain: Robert Watson.

Carpenter: Mathew Cole.

Surgeon: William Molleson.

Cook: James Berry.

Armament: 20 carriage and 6 swivel guns.

Folio: 89


2nd Voyageref:925

FOX,
499 Tons, 2 Voyage,
CoAST AND BAY.
(Abraham Hume, Esq.)
Capt. Alexander Hume
1 Peter Stoakes
2 Burnet Abercromby
3 Reynold Adams
4 John Blackburn
, Sur. James Rutherford
Pur. John Cormichell
Sailed Ports. 30 Mar. 1761
Arr. Downs, 2 July, 1763


3rd Voyageref:925

FOX,
499 Tons, 3 Voyage,
MADRAS AND BOMBAY.
(Abraham Hume, Esq.)
Capt. Alexander Hume
1 Peter Stoakes
2 John Blackburn
3 George Taswell
4 John Bevan -
Sur. Archibald Gardner
Pur. Francis Steward
Sailed Downs, 12 Apr. 1765
Arr, ditto, 12 July, 1767


4th Voyageref:925

FOX, ºn
499 Tons, 4 Voyage,
BOMBAY.
(Abraham Hume, Esq.)
Capt. David Mitchell
1 John Blackburn
2 George Simson
3 James Urmston
4 John Hall
Sur. Archibald Gardner
Pur. Charles Wynnett
Sailed Plym. 4 June, 1769
Arrived ditto, 12 Oct. 1770



 

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