Nominal Guns24BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate ship 'Le Rossignol' (1707) (24)
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip
Broken Up to Rebuild1724/03/02BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Fox' (1727) (20)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel78' 9"Imperial Feet23.803 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen251 4094Tons BM 


1708/01Broadside Weight = 68 Imperial Pound ( 30.838 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

Commanding Officers

1708/01/16 - 1709CaptainJohn PepysBWAS-17141709 - 1710CaptainRalph SaundersonBWAS-17141712 - 1713/01CommanderEdward NurseBWAS-17141713/01/01 - 1713/09CaptainEdward NurseBWAS-17141715CaptainHercules BakerBWAS-1714

Service History

1708/01/16Re-established and named FoxBWAS-1603
1708/02Service in the North Sea until 1710BWAS-1603
1712Service off NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1712Service off IrelandBWAS-1603
1713/09Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1713/12Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1339.3.4dBWAS-1714
1714/12Paid offBWAS-1603
1715Service in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1724/03/02Broken up at Deptford Dockyard to rebuildB068


BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B068 Warships of the Great lakesRobert MalcomsonBook

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Posted by Barry Jolly on Monday 5th of December 2016 19:45

Captain Baker was succeeded by Captain Robert Man - see Stamford Mercury 6th December 1716.

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