Fox

5552
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.3.1723/24BWAS-1714
Launched18.11.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.11.1727
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1.1738BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen374 4994Tons BM 

Armament


18.11.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.11.1727 - 6.8.1732CaptainThomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/13/175BWAS-171428.11.1732 - 12.8.1736CaptainHenry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/14/129BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.11.1727 - 10.9.1728LieutenantWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/175ADM 6/1310.9.1728 - 6.8.1732LieutenantFrancis Wakeman (d.1741) ADM 6/14/220ADM 6/1328.11.1732 - 17.5.1735LieutenantWilliam Luther (d.1735) ADM 6/15/129ADM 6/1427.7.1736 - 12.8.1736LieutenantBosville Williams (d.bef.1757) ADM 6/15/30ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.4.1735 - 12.1.1736/37MasterJohn Cumberland (c.1705-?) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/3

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.1.1734/35 - 7.4.1735Master's MateJohn Cumberland (c.1705-?) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1727

Commissioned for Province of South Carolina

BWAS-1714
18.11.1727building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6426.4.8dBWAS-1714
7.1730

At Deptford requesting new shrouds.

ADM 106
11.1731

Careened and refited at Province of South Carolina

ADM 106
6.8.1732

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1733

Commissioned for Barbados

BWAS-1714
1736Ordered homeBWAS-1714
12.8.1736

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.2.1736/37SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1738

Breaking up completed at Deptford Dockyard

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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