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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive Class (1778)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1757-1786
George ParsonsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1795
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1816BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet38.4112 
Length of Keel104' 1"Imperial Feet31.7056 
Breadth35' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Draught Aft14' 2 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen696 8594Tons BM 


2.6.1780Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1778250Design Complement

16 Ship Commanders

13.4.1780 - 1.2.1782Captain
The Hon. Thomas WindsorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1795
Transfered ADM 6/22/114
1.2.1782 - 1.4.1784Captain
George StoneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1786
Transfered ADM 6/23/252
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 23.11.1784
1.4.1784 - 6.1784Captain
Robert MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
ADM 6/23/258
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 28.12.1784
21.9.1790 - 26.4.1793Captain
Velters Cornewall BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1802
Transfered ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 7.1.1793Captain
Charles DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1793
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
8.1.1793 - 1794Captain
Thomas DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/24/193
1795 - 1798Captain
Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835
1799 - 16.10.1800Commander
Henry StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1803
16.10.1800 - 1801Captain
Henry StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1803
29.12.1802 - 1803Captain
Charles MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1827
1805 - 1.1806Commander
William Hugh DobbieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1817
30.1.1806 - 1808Captain
Archibald CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1808
1809 - 1811Commander
Henry HartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1820
William WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
5.1812 - 9.1813Commander
David PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1813
1814 - 1815Commander
Francis Gore WillockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815

5 Commissioned Officers

21.9.1790 - 3.10.1790First Lieutenant
Thomas MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
4.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Charles Sydney DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1803
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Daniel VautierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
28.1.1814 - 8.7.1814Acting Lieutenant
David BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1816
8.7.1814 - 10.8.1815Lieutenant
David BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1816

2 Petty Officers

27.2.1802 - 1.1805Midshipman
Thomas BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1814
9.6.1806 - 1807Midshipman
Edward Hollingworth DelafosseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816

Service History

2.6.1780building at a cost of £16686.16.2dBWAS-1714
7.6.1780coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
15.1.1781Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
16.3.1782Took the Frigate
Santa Catalina (34) 1767-1782
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

6.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1790Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1791Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £16055.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2634.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.5.1793Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
27.6.1796Convoy to the Cape of Good Hope and the East IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1797Took the Sixth Rate
La Modeste (20) 1797-1797
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Unknown
at Visakhapatnam

1.1.1798Attack on Manilla
22.1.1798Attack on the fort of Samboangon
14.8.1799Operation in the Red SeaBWAS-1714
12.1807At SurubayaBWAS-1714
23.3.1809Took the Privateer
La Caravane (8) 1809-1809
French 8 Gun
Privateer Unknown
in the East Indies

1811Returned home at the end of the yearBWAS-1714
4.1812Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1812Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1812Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 6th of January 2019 06:43

Circa 24 Apr 1802
Mr. W. Mouatt, Midshipman of the Fox, to be Lieutenant of La Chiffonne.
J. G. Vashon, esq. Commander of the Albatross, to be Captain of the Fox.
Mr. C. Howard, late Purser of La Forte, to be Purser of the Fox.
Lieutenant W. Henderson, of the Trident, to be Lieutenant of the Fox.
Captain H. Stuart, removed from the Fox to La Chiffonne.
Mr. W. Hutchins, Purser of the Fox, to be Purser of La Chiffonne.
Lieutenant J. Hislop, of the Fox, to be Lieutenant of the Suffolk.

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