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HMS <i>Fowey</i> Lost

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033204
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039596 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0001
HMS Fowey Lost

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This chapter examines the history of the lost HMS Fowey, a fifth-rate frigate of the British Royal Navy. It discusses the trial and deposition made by the ship's captain Francis William Drake, great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Drake, about the capture and loss of HMS Fowey. It explains that HMS Fowey was commissioned in August 1744 and it was last seen on June 28, 1748.

Keywords: HMS Fowey; frigate; Royal Navy; Francis William Drake; Thomas Drake

Chapter.  5019 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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