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YORK (60) 4th rate Built in 1706, Plymouth DY.
Used as breakwater in 1751.

  • 1705 Capt. Nicholas TREVANION, appointed on 9th. July, nine months before she was launched on 17th. April 1706.
    Channel fleet and then in the Mediterranean.
  • This was followed by a period as guardship at Plymouth.
  • 1717 Capt. Charles BROWN, one of the fleet sent into the Baltic under Sir George BYNG to deter Charles XII of Sweden, who had threatened to send forces to Scotland to support the Jacobite pretender. The fleet sailed for Copenhagen on 30th. March and returned to the Nore on 15th. November.
  • 1720 Capt. ELFORD (this could be either William Elford or his brother, Matthew) with the fleet sent to the Baltic under Sir John NORRIS to deter threats from Russia following the repair of Anglo-Swedish relations. The fleet sailed on 16th. April and joined with two Swedish squadrons to cruise off Revel.
  • 1728 Capt. John ST. LOE. Guardship at Plymouth.
  • 1731 Capt. VANBRUGH. Guardship at Plymouth and, later at Spithead before returning to Plymouth.
  • 1733 Capt. Joseph LAWES, who died at Plymouth on 19th. March 1733 shortly after being appointed.
  • 1734 Capt Edmund WILLIAMS, appointed 2nd April. To Lisbon with the fleet under Sir John NORRIS which sailed from Spithead on 26th. May.
  • 1739 Capt. John GASCOYNE.
  • 1740 Capt Thomas COTES, appointed on 12 March. YORK was part of the reinforcement, commanded by Sir Chaloner OGLE, sent to Mr VERNON in the West Indies before the attack on Carthagena. He was one of the captains appointed to command the seamen, under Mr BOSCAWEN, who attacked and carried the Barradera battery. He served under Capt. WATSON in the second assault, the Spaniards having partially restored the works.
  • He was afterwards concerned in the bold assault on fort St. Joseph, in which he was left as commanding officer.
  • In 1745 aletter from Plymouth advises that his majesty's ship YORK chased two French merchant ships and and two frigates, their convoy, on the French coast near Audierne Bay. and being in a hard gale S. W. was lost with them, and crew of the whole perished.

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