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Convicts breaking up the prison hulk York (1807).
|Convicts breaking up the prison hulk York (1807).|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H4350|
|Description: The 74-gun third-rate HMS 'York' (1743 tons) was launched in 1807. After seeing action during the Napoleonic Wars, she served as a prison hulk at Gosport and London from 1820 until 1848 when a serious rebellion broke out. She was taken out of service and broken up in 1854.|
|Creator: 'Illustrated London News'|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|