Fox

4362
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1771BWAS-1714
Launched2.9.1773BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.10.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured11.9.1778BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen599 8394Tons BM 

Armament


2.9.1773Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1775 - 7.6.1777CaptainPatrick Fotheringham (c.1739-1784) ADM 6/21/128BWAS-17148.4.1778 - 11.9.1778CaptainThe Hon. Thomas Windsor (1752-1832) ADM 6/21/388BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.9.1773building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £9638.10.4dBWAS-1714
12.9.1773Began Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.2.1776Completed Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2093.6.9dBWAS-1714
11.3.1776Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.6.1777Action of 7th June 1777
7.6.1777Taken by Boston (24)
7.6.1777Taken by Hancock (1)
8.7.1777Retaken together with the Hancock (34)
8.7.1777Taken by Flora (32)
4.1778Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3947.4.5dBWAS-1714
7.6.1778Taken by Rainbow (44)
11.9.1778Taken by La Junon (32)

 

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