Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchantman east indiaman 'Royal Admiral' (1777)
ShipyardGrove Street Yard BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 3"Imperial Feet53.0362 
Length of Keel144' 4"Imperial Feet43.8935 
Breadth43' 2 ½"Imperial Feet13.1191 
Depth in Hold19' 7 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft15' 7"Imperial Feet4.6076 
Burthen1,433 3094Tons BM 


4.1796Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1796491 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

4.1796 - 1799CaptainJohn Ferrier (d.1836)BWAS-17936.1803 - 1.1804CaptainHenry Mitford (d.1804)BWAS-1793

Service History

24.3.1796Purchased at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £37665.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.4.1796Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1796Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4148.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1.1797Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
6.1802In Ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793
10.1802Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1803Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1.1804Lost presumed foundered with all hands in the North SeaBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 21st of September 2017 16:21

Circa 27 Jun 1803 Mr. Yates, of the Diadem, apptd to the York64.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 21st of September 2017 16:18

7 Sep 1801 A Court-Martial was held on board the York man of war, Captain Ferrier, in the Downs, for the trial of the Boatswain of his Majesty's sloop Hound, on several charges of insolence to his superior officer, neglect, inattention, &c. and the charges being clearly proved, he was sentenced to be broke, and turned before the mast.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 21st of September 2017 16:15

15-16 Aug 1801 experienced casualties amongst her ship's company when the ship's boats, with others, were involved in an unsuccessful operation in the Bay of Boulogne to cut out an enemy vessel which was successfully defended and suffered the following casualties in boat one a petty officer, Mr. Berry, Midshipman, and 2 seamen killed and in boat two a warrant officer, Mr. Brown, Gunner, 10 seamen and 5 marines wounded. Total 19.

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 17:41

David Lyon
"The Sailing Navy List"
give correct data
see p.239

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 17:26

See my notices to Royal Admiral.
She was another ship built 1796,
by the same shipyard.

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 15:07

She was not built by William Bernard
but by Frances Bernard

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