HMS Fox (1780)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Fox.
Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Fox
Ordered: 10 December 1778
Builder: George Parsons, Bursledon, Hampshire
Laid down: February 1779
Launched: 2 June 1780
Completed: By 27 July 1780
Honours and
Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"[1]
Fate: Broken up in April 1816
General characteristics
Class and type: 32-gun Active-class fifth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 696 8594 bm
Length: 126 ft 2 14 in (38.462 m) (gundeck)
104 ft 1 in (31.72 m) (keel)
Beam: 35 ft 5 34 in (10.814 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 2 in (3.71 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Crew: 250
Armament: Upper deck: 26  × 12-pounder guns

QD: 4 ×  6-pounder guns + 4 ×  24-pounder carronades

Fc: 2 ×  6-pounder guns + 2 ×  24-pounder carronades

HMS Fox was a 32-gun Active-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched on 2 June 1780 at Bursledon, Hampshire by George Parsons.

Because Fox served in the navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty issued in 1847 to all surviving claimants.

She was broken up in April 1816.