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Fox

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Nominal Guns20HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1756HCA26
First Commissioned11.11.1756HCA26
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast IndiamanHCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1770HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


11.11.1756Broadside Weight = 1.5 Imperial Pound ( 0.6804 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck6 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck20 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1756 - 1770
Abraham HumeBritish
Ship Owner
Service 1756-1770
Principal Managing Owner
IORMAR
1756 - 1770
Alexander HumeBritish
Ship Owner
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1756-1788
Share holder
HCA26

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.11.175699 HCA26

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.11.1756 - 12.7.1767Captain (HEIC)
Alexander HumeBritish
Ship Owner
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1756-1788
IORMAR
23.4.1769 - 9.7.1770Captain (HEIC)
David MitchellBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1769-1777
ref:925

Service History


DateEventSource
11.11.1756Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 20 gun Privateer East IndiamanHCA26
30.3.1761

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

ref:925
2.7.1763

Arrived at The Downs

ref:925
12.4.1765

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

ref:925
12.7.1767

Arrived at The Downs

ref:925
4.6.1769

4th voyage. Sailed from Plymouth for Bombay.

ref:925
12.10.1770

Arrived at Plymouth

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


EIC JournalIORMAR

Rated at 499 tons, 99 crew, 26 guns.

Principal Managing Owner:

Abraham Hume.

Voyages:

(1) 1756/7 Bengal, Madras and China. Capt Alexander Hume. Downs 18 Apr 1757 - 30 Jan 1758 Balasore - 7 Feb Culpee - 30 Mar Ingeli - 5 Jul Madras - 22 Oct Whampoa - 27 Jan 1759 Second Bar - 27 Dec Cork - 4 Feb 1760 Plymouth - 23 Mar Downs.

(2) 1760/1 Madras, Bengal and Benkulen. Capt Alexander Hume. Portsmouth 30 Mar 1761 - 11 Jul Delagoa Bay - 2 Oct Madras - 11 Dec Ingeli - 15 Feb 1762 Madras - 13 Apr Benkulen - 8 May Batavia - 27 Jul Madras - 23 Feb 1763 St Helena - 10 Jul Plymouth - 2 Jul Downs.

(3) 1764/5 Madras, Bombay and China. Capt Alexander Hume. Downs 12 Apr 1765 - 18 Jul Madagascar - 7 Sep Madras - 21 Nov Anjengo - 29 Nov Tellicherry - 18 Dec Bombay - 22 Jan 1766 Tellicherry - 26 Feb Bombay - 14 Apr Tellicherry - 16 May Madras - 26 Jun Malacca - 26 Jul Whampoa - 4 Jan 1767 Second Bar - 18 Apr St Helena - 16 Jul Long Reach.

(4) 1768/9 Bombay. Capt Alexander Hume/David Mitchell. Plymouth 4 Jun 1769 - 29 Aug Cape - 15 Dec Anjengo - 20 Dec Cochin - 27 Dec Calicut - 1 Jan 1770 Tellicherry - 1 Aug St Helena - 15 Aug Ascension - 16 Oct Long Reach.



 

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Posted by George Raymond Haggarty on Sunday 9th of January 2022 18:08

National Records Scotland - Process CS32/19/79 Mitchell, David, Commander of ‘The Fox’ East Indiaman. Chinaware bought at Canton. Signatures of Chinese merchants.

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