Lark -> 1742 Lark Hulk

Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down17.10.1723BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.5.1727BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 3"Imperial Feet10.0838 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen597 8194Tons BM 


2.8.1726Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders

12.5.1727 - 10.8.1727Captain John Gray (d.c.1736) ADM 6/13/143BWAS-171411.8.1727 - 26.1.1729/30Captain John Gray (d.c.1736) ADM 6/14/149ADM 6/1327.1.1729/30 - 13.6.1731Captain John Cockburn (c.1666-c.1731) ADM 6/14/45BWAS-171414.6.1731 - 24.1.1731/32Captain Cornelius Mitchell (d.1749) ADM 6/15/99
Confirmed 29.1.1731/32
16.11.1739 - 27.2.1739/40Captain Edward Smith (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/15/236BWAS-171428.2.1739/40 - 24.8.1741Captain John Durell (d.1748) Transfered ADM 6/15/250BWAS-171425.8.1741 - 19.10.1741CaptainLord George Forrester (d.1748) Transfered ADM 6/15/445ADM 6/1510.2.1741/42 - 8.10.1742Captain Rupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/16/12ADM 6/169.12.1742 - 30.4.1743Captain William Burnaby (1710-1776) Transfered ADM 6/16/282
Confirmed 28.3.1744
ADM 6/16

16 Commissioned Officers

16.5.1727 - 5.7.1727First Lieutenant Charles Campbell ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/1316.5.1727 - 24.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant Philip Syddenham ADM 6/14/143ADM 6/1316.5.1727 - 4.7.1728Third Lieutenant Patrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) Transfered ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/136.7.1727 - 26.1.1729/30First Lieutenant Richard Baker ADM 6/14/146ADM 6/1311.5.1728 - 26.1.1729/30Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Grey ADM 6/14/28
Confirmed 29.5.1729
ADM 6/14
27.1.1729/30 - 5.9.1731First Lieutenant John Ogilvie (d.1734) ADM 6/14/45ADM 6/1427.1.1729/30 - 11.8.1731Second Lieutenant Thomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/14/45ADM 6/1427.1.1729/30 - 14.6.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 6/14/45ADM 6/146.9.1731 - 5.2.1731/32First Lieutenant Charles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/15/120
Confirmed 31.8.1732
ADM 6/14
16.11.1739 - 19.10.1741First Lieutenant James Master (d.bef.1746/47) Transfered ADM 6/15/236ADM 6/1516.11.1739 - 22.1.1740/41Second Lieutenant Francis Parry (c.1714-1742) Transfered ADM 6/15/236ADM 6/1516.11.1739 - 31.3.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Cookson (c.1711-1775) Transfered ADM 6/15/236ADM 6/1531.3.1740 - 19.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Williams Transfered ADM 6/15/267ADM 6/1516.2.1741/42 - 16.10.1742First Lieutenant Edward Bradston (1708-1742) ADM 6/16/15ADM 6/1616.2.1741/42 - 16.10.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Tisdale ADM 6/16/15ADM 6/1616.10.1742 - 24.7.1743Lieutenant Charles Hardy (d.bef.1750) Transfered ADM 6/16/427
Confirmed 19.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16

1 Crewman

22.7.1730 - 24.1.1731/32Able Seaman Peter Robertson (c.1711-1747) ADM 107/3/299ADM 107/3

Service History

1727Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1728Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1729Sailed home to pay offBWAS-1714
1730Commissioned for GuineaBWAS-1714
5.2.1731/32Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
7.1732Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1732/33Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3217.18.1dBWAS-1714


1741Commissioned for the Turkish convoyBWAS-1714
1741Commissioned for the Turkish convoyBWAS-1714
9.1741Sailed with a convoy to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
10.1741Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1742Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3136.3.2dBWAS-1714
8.1742Arrived at JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1742Condemned and became hulk at Port RoyalBWAS-1714
11.1742Renamed Lark HulkBWAS-1714
11.1742Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
20.10.1744Capsized and sank in a hurrcaneBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
20.10.1744-21.10.1744Jamaica Hurricane, 1744  

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