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HMS Fowey Lost and FoundBeing the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost
off the Cape of Florida in 1748$
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Russell K. Skowronek

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033204

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033204.001.0001

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Identification of the Fowey

Identification of the Fowey

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HMS Fowey Lost and Found

Russell K. Skowronek

University Press of Florida

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

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