Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-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 Commanding Officers

13.4.1780 - 1.2.1782CaptainThe Hon. Thomas Windsor (1752-1832) ADM 6/22/114BWAS-17141.2.1782 - 1.4.1784CaptainGeorge Stoney (c.1740-1786) ADM 6/23/252
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 23.11.1784
1.4.1784 - 6.1784CaptainRobert Montagu ADM 6/23/258
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 28.12.1784
21.9.1790 - 26.4.1793CaptainVelters Cornewall Berkeley (1754-1804) ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/2422.11.1790CaptainCharles Dixon (d.1804) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/248.1.1793 - 1794CaptainThomas Drury ADM 6/24/193BWAS-17141795 - 1798CaptainPulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-17141799 - 16.10.1800CommanderHenry StuartBWAS-171416.10.1800 - 1801CaptainHenry StuartBWAS-171429.12.1802 - 1803CaptainCharles MalcolmBWAS-17141805 - 1.1806CommanderWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)BWAS-171430.1.1806 - 1808CaptainArchibald Cochrane (1783-1829)BWAS-17141809 - 1811CommanderHenry HartBWAS-17141811CaptainWilliam WellsBWAS-17145.1812 - 9.1813CommanderDavid Paterson (d.1813)BWAS-17141814 - 1815CommanderFrancis Gore WillockBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

28.1.1814 - 8.7.1814Acting LieutenantDavid BriggsNBD18498.7.1814 - 10.8.1815LieutenantDavid BriggsNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

27.2.1802 - 1.1805MidshipmanThomas BlakeNBD18499.6.1806 - 1807MidshipmanEdward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD1849

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)
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) 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) 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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