HMS York (1654)

Marston Moor was a 52-gun third rate Speaker-class frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Blackwall Yard, and launched in 1654.[1]

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Name: Marston Moor
Builder: Johnson, Blackwall Yard
Launched: 1654
Renamed: HMS York, 1660
Fate: Wrecked, 1703
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Speaker-class frigate
Length: 116 ft (35.4 m) (keel)
Beam: 34 ft 6 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 2 in (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 52 guns (at launch); 60 guns (1677)

After the Restoration in 1660, she was renamed HMS York. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 60 guns. York was wrecked in 1703.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 159.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650–1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.