Lark

5030
Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1702BWAS-1603
Named13.2.1702/3BWAS-1603
Acquired3.6.1703B028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship ClassLark GroupB028
ConstructorRichard WellsB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild9.7.1723BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship of the line 'Lark' (1726) (40)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck115' 2"Imperial Feet35.0554 
Length of Keel95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Breadth31' 2 ½"Imperial Feet9.4615 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen492 594Tons BM 

Armament


3.6.1703Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.7.1702190Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.3.1702/3 - 5.8.1703CaptainBennet Allen (c.1675-1750) ADM 6/7/106BWAS-16037.8.1703 - 2.1.1703/4CaptainJonas Hanway (d.1737) ADM 6/8/10BWAS-16033.1.1703/4 - 16.1.1704/5CaptainCharles Fotherby (d.1720)BWAS-160317.1.1704/5 - 16.12.1707CaptainThomas Legge (d.1711/12) ADM 6/8/235
Commission confirmed 5.3.1705/6
BWAS-1603
17.12.1707 - 22.12.1708CaptainJames Hamilton (d.1708)† ADM 6/9/112BWAS-160320.2.1707/8 - 11.1.1708/9CaptainWilliam Hay (d.1728) ADM 6/9/161
Commission confirmed 30.4.1708
ADM 6/9
12.1.1708/9 - 22.12.1711CaptainConingsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/11/16
Commission confirmed 30.12.1709
BWAS-1603
10.1.1714/15 - 19.4.1716CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/12/16BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1702/3 - 11.1.1704/5LieutenantJohn Gray (d.c.1736) ADM 6/7/110ADM 6/78.12.1711 - 22.12.1711LieutenantAnthony Lochard ADM 6/11/181ADM 6/1113.1.1714/15 - 18.3.1715/16First LieutenantJohn Doleing (c.1665-1719) ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 26.7.1715Second LieutenantThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 5.6.1715Third LieutenantAlexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1228.10.1715 - 13.3.1715/16Second LieutenantAlexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/12/55ADM 6/1214.3.1715/16 - 19.4.1716Second LieutenantRobert Marsham ADM 6/12/64ADM 6/1219.3.1715/16 - 19.4.1716First LieutenantAlexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/12/65ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.6.1715 - 27.10.1715Midshipman ExtraAlexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/12/44ADM 6/12

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.4.1707 - 14.1.1707/8Midshipman OrdinaryWilliam Baker (d.bef.1727) ADM 107/2/253ADM107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1707Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
12.1708At BarbadosBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
22.12.1711Paid offBWAS-1603
1715Commissioned for the Archangel convoysBWAS-1603
19.4.1716

Paid off

BWAS-1603
9.7.1723Began breaking up at SheernessBWAS-1603
9.1723Completed breaking up at SheernessBWAS-1603
10.1723Remains sent to Woolwich for rebuildingBWAS-1603

 

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