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Convicts breaking up the prison hulk York (1807).

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'
Date: c.1854
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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