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HMS Fox (1773)
Junon vs HMS Fox.jpg
The capture of HMS Fox by the French frigate Junon
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign (1707-1801)
Name: HMS Fox
Ordered: 25 December 1770
Builder: Thomas Raymond, Northam, Southampton
Laid down: May 1771
Launched: 2 September 1773
Completed: 12 February 1776 at Portsmouth Dockyard
Commissioned: October 1775
Fate: Captured by French frigate off Brest, 11 September 1778
General characteristics
Class & type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 599 8394 (bm)
Length: 120 ft 6 in (36.73 m) (overall)
99 ft 6 in (30.33 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 8 in (10.3 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men
Armament:

28 guns comprising

HMS Fox was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Fox was first commissioned in October 1775 under the command of Captain Patrick Fotheringham.

Fate[edit | edit source]

The French frigate Junon captured Fox on 11 September 1778. She ran aground in March 1779 on Pointe St Jacques on the Rhuys Peninsula and could not be refloated.[1]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Demerliac (1996), p.69, #426.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Demerliac, Alain (1996) La Marine De Louis XVI: Nomenclature Des Navires Français De 1774 À 1792. (Nice: Éditions OMEGA). ISBN 2-906381-23-3
  • Gardiner, Robert (1992) The First Frigates.(London: Conway Maritime Press). ISBN 0-85177-601-9.
  • Lyon, David (1993) The Sailing Navy List. (London: Conway Maritime Press).ISBN 0-85177-617-5.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007) British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 to 1792. (London:Seaforth Publishing). ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.


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