HMS Fox (1773)

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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]

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]

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

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