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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

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.


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]


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


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