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Lark

5029
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1674BWAS-1603
Launched11.6.1675BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1603
Constructor
Sir Anthony DeaneBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1660-1721
BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Sold3.5.1698BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel74' 0"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen199 2594Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1285 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British Minions

1685Broadside Weight = 47 Imperial Pound ( 21.3149 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Saker
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
167485Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
167470Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
167450Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1675 - 15.8.1677Captain
Henry PriestmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1699
BWAS-1603
6.2.1677/78 - 21.8.1679Captain
William TrelawnyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1679
BWAS-1603
1.7.1679 - 21.7.1679Captain
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
BWAS-1603
22.4.1682 - 22.2.1683/84Captain
William GiffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
BWAS-1603
26.2.1683/84 - 1686Captain
Thomas LeightonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1679-1686
BWAS-1603
22.4.1687 - c.15.6.1688Captain
Thomas AshtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1688
Transfered
BWAS-1603
15.6.1688 - 23.7.1688Captain
John LatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1691
BWAS-1603
23.7.1688 - 15.12.1688Captain
John GrimsditchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1657-1688
BWAS-1603
15.12.1688 - 5.1689Captain
William TollemacheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1691
BWAS-1603
2.1689 - 1691Commander
Andrew DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1716
BWAS-1603
5.1689 - 1690Captain
Richard FitzpatrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1703
BWAS-1603
17.7.1692 - 20.6.1695Captain
Peter WattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1703
Transfered
BWAS-1603
15.6.1695 - 7.8.1696Captain
Samuel WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1805
Transfered ADM 6/3/101
BWAS-1603
7.8.1696 - 15.8.1697Captain
Charles StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1724
BWAS-1603

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1692 - 13.12.1692Carpenter
Benjamin LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692
ADM/A
13.12.1692 - 1692Carpenter
William WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1692
ADM/A

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
17.9.1690 - 13.10.1692Gunner's Mate
Nicholas GibbonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1705
ADM 107/1/78
ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
23.5.1688 - 6.7.1688Able Seaman
Joseph WinderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1720
Transfered ADM 107/1/52
ADM 107/1
21.10.1689 - 5.8.1690Ordinary Seaman
William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1703
Transfered ADM 107/1/76
ADM 107/1
14.10.1692 - 29.4.1693Able Seaman
Nicholas GibbonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1705
ADM 107/1/78
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1675Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1678In home watersBWAS-1603
1679Attending on Trinity HouseBWAS-1603
1682Commissioned for SaleeBWAS-1603
1687In the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.5.1689Took the Privateer
Le Vigoreux Roland 1689-1689
French Privateer

1690In the Irish ChannelBWAS-1603
1693To the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
6.1693Smyrna ConvoyBWAS-1603
24.2.1695/96Took the Privateer
L'Entreprenant 1696-1696
French Privateer

8.1696At GuernseyBWAS-1603

 

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