Davy Jones Locker
HBMS FEVERSHAM , sunk 1711

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: EARLY AMERICAN - PRE-DECLARATION 1616-1775
Item Description: 1S 1652 SMALL PINE TREE MASSACHUSETTS HBMS FEVERSHAM
Full Grade: NGC VG Details
Owner: jim hawkins

Set Details

Custom Sets: Davy Jones Locker
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1Shilling - 1652 SMALL PINE TREE MASSACHUSETTS , HMS FEVERSHAM was a 32 gun Fifth Rate warship. This type of vessel, sometimes called a one and a half decker, is representative of the growing numbers of smaller warships (later called frigates) being developed by the Royal Navy to escort supply ships in response to the new strategic emphasis by the French on commerce raiding instead of fleet battles. These smaller warships were ideal for colonial waters and would play important roles in battles between the French, English and Americans in North America.. FEVERSHAM was escorting three supply ships joining a British invasion fleet attacking Quebec when she lost her way in a gale and sailed too close to the rocks off Scaterie Island. All four ships foundered and sank. Of FEVERSHAM's crew of 150, only 48 survived.

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