HMS York

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York, 1807
Type: Convict ship (1819) ; late 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 7 Jul 1807 ; Disposal date or year : 1854
BM: 1743 tons

24 Dec 1807 occupation of the island of Madeira.

13 Jun 1808 court of inquiry held on board the York, at Barbados, regarding the sending ashore of Robert Jeffery by Lieutenant Lake, commanding officer of the Recruit, to the uninhabited island of Sombrero.

30 Jan-24 Feb 1809 a part of a expedition under R.-adm Sir A Cochrane which arrived off Martinique with a view to taking the Island.

12-17 Apr 1809 a part of a British squadron, off the Saintes, West Indies, which chased a French squadron, and captured the French 74-gun d'Haupoult of 1871 tons, and, under the name of Abercromby, cruised for three or four years in the British service. 1 May 1835 a portion of the prize money resulting from this action due for payment : namely a dividend from the estate of the bankrupt agent Henry Abbott's : no doubt one of the many fraudsters who ripped off matelots in those days : officers and ratings being fair game.

Gibraltar 18 Feb 1812 departed with a convoy.

18 Jul 1811 off Toulon.

Deal 29 Jun 1812 departed for off Flushing.

Portsmouth 25 Feb 1813 arrived from the Scheldt to refit.

Deal 27 Jun 1813 arrived from Flushing.

Deal 19 Aug 1813 arrived from a cruise off Flushing.

Deal 29 Sep 1813 Remains in the Downs.

Plymouth 21 Feb 1814 arrived from the Channel fleet.

Plymouth 3 Apr 1814 arrived from the westward.

Plymouth 5 Apr 1814 Came in from the westward.

The Garonne 31 May 1814 At anchor.

Plymouth 22 Sep 1814 arrived from America.

Plymouth 28 Jan 1815 Returned, driven in by contrary winds.

Plymouth 9 Feb 1815 departed for Cork and the West Indies.

Portsmouth 6 Aug 1815 arrived from Plymouth.

Portsmouth 24 Aug 1815 Is to be laid up in ordinary.

Nov 1819 converted for use as a Convict ship.

1805-36 National Archive source : HO 9 9 Convict hulk : moored at Portsmouth : Laurel, York, Hardy - Register of prisoners, which can be downloaded for free.

Jan 1825 at Portsmouth with about 600 convicts on board.

1830 Convict Hulk, Portsmouth.

8 Jan 1842 transferred prisoners to the convict ship Isabella, which was out at Spithead.

20 Dec 1848 Convict Hulk, Portsmouth.