York

275
Nominal Guns60
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1751
Keel Laid Down19.6.1751
Named25.4.1751
Launched10.11.1753
First Commissioned20.2.1755
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth
Ship ClassMedway Class
ConstructorJohn Lock (d.1762)
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1772

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 2"Imperial Feet45.721 
Length of Keel123' 0 ½"Imperial Feet37.5031 
Breadth42' 10 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,203 1094Tons BM 

Armament


2.1755Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1752420Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1755 - 29.1.1759CaptainHugh Pigot (1722-1792) ADM 6/18/139BWAS-171429.1.1759 - 1.1.1760CaptainVincent Pearce (d.1759) ADM 6/18/27BWAS-17141.1.1760 - 1.2.1761CaptainRichard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/19/342
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 12.8.1761
BWAS-1714
1.2.1761 - 28.8.1765CaptainHenry Cowell (c.1721-1765) ADM 6/20/86
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 15.8.1765
BWAS-1714
10.1.1771 - 21.3.1771CaptainEdward Medows (c.1741-?) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
10.11.1753Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15057.11.0dBWAS-1714
10.11.1753Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.5.1755Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8789.13.8dBWAS-1714
10.4.1757Took the Privateer Le Henri
10.4.1757Took the Privateer Le Rubis
7.6.1757Took the Privateer Le Mars (16)
13.6.1757Took the Privateer La Cybelle
15.6.1757Took the Privateer Les Deux Amis
18.6.1757Took the Privateer La Dromadaire
30.1.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
14.4.1759Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1765Home to pay offBWAS-1714
28.8.1765Paid offADM 107/6
30.4.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1772Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 107/6ADM 107/6 1762-1777 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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