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Duke of York, <-1795->
Type: hired armed lugger ; Armament -
hired : ; Notes:
Dec 1796 Cruising with a small squadron of frigates off Brest, reporting the movements of the French fleet to the admiral of the British fleet, then cruising some distance of the Ushant [commanded by Mr. Benjamin Sparrow].
16-17 Dec 1796 Observed the French fleet assemble after its departure from Brest and on the 17th sent to Falmouth with despatches to report the news. Arrived Falmouth 20 Dec.