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Duke of York, 1795
Type: Hired lugger ; Armament 8
Hired : 1795 ; Disposal date or year : 1799
Jul 1797 captured a French privateer, Name unknown, in the Channel.
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14030/pages/688
Copy of a Letter from Sir Edward Pellew, Bart. Captain of HM Ship Indefatigable, to Mr. Nepean, dated Falmouth, 22 July 1797. Sir, you will be pleased to inform their Lordships, that the Duke of York Lugger returned last Night. She fell in with a French Lugger Privateer, and chased her off the Land into the Hands of Lieutenant Bray, commanding the Hind Revenue Cutter, who also retook a Sloop, which the Privateer had before captured : The Lugger mounts 2 Guns, with 25 Men. I have the Honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant, Ed. Pellew.
1 Jan 1799 CO : Benj Sparrow ; stationed : Falmouth (N.C.).
1799 cruising in Channel.
13 Aug-Oct 1799 employed on expedition to Holland.
28 Aug 1799 capture of the Dutch hulks Drotchterland and Brooderschap, and the ships Helder, Venus, Minerva, and Hector, in the New Diep, in Holland.
24 Feb 1802 prize money resulting from the capture of the Dutch hulks Drotchterland and Brooderschap, and the ships Helder, Venus, Minerva, and Hector due to be paid.
17 Nov-30 Dec 1802 prize money resulting from the expedition to Holland due for payment.
Duke of York, <-1796-1814->
Type: Excise Cutter ; Armament 8
N.B. These notes may well cover more than one vessel.
10 Aug 1796 Duke of York, excise cutter, J. Sarmon, captured the French privateer Enterprise in the Channel.
Steel's List for May 1805 includes the Duke or York based on the South Foreland to Berry Head section of the coast.
Per Navy List circa 31 Dec 1814 shown to be armed with 8 guns as an Excise cruiser under the command of Jas. Sarmon, and responsible to the English Board.
Duke of York, 1803
Type: Hired cutter ; Armament 8
Hired : 1803 ; Disposal date or year : 1810
15 Oct 1807 in Company with the Fox and Seagull Revenue Cutters, captured the Friendland French Privateer.
Nov 1808 convoy to the Downs.
Gosport, October 18, 1809.
Notice it hereby given, that an Account cf the Proceeds received for the Capture of the Friendland French Privateer, ----, Commander, by HM Hired Armed Cutter Duke of York, Lieutenant J. Forbes, Commander, (in Company with the Fox and Seagull Revenue Cutters,) on the 15th October 1807, will be delivered into the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty, agreeably to Act of Parliament. Hurry, Jukes, and Co.
1 Mar 1811 is reported to be based on the Guernsey Station, Lieutenant T. Banks, per Steel's Navy List, which might well be out of date since she was reported to have been returned to her owners in 1810 per Rif Winfield.