Identification of the <i>Fowey</i>

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:
Identification of the Fowey

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This chapter examines the final identification of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida. The interpretation of the ceramic and glass assemblages suggested a date between 1740 and 1750 and it was confirmed that the ship functioned as a warship and not as a cargo ship based on the multiple sizes of the guns. Historic record shows that only four relevant wrecks consistent with interpretations of the recovered material culture are documented as being lost in the vicinity of what is now Biscayne National Park. These were the two ships of the 1733 flota and Fowey's prize Judah, which both failed to meet the criteria of the Legare Anchorage site, and the HMS Fowey.

Keywords: shipwreck; Legare Anchorage; Florida; HMS Fowey; warship; material culture; Biscayne National Park; 1733 flota; Judah

Chapter.  7348 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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