Lark

5032
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.4.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.4.1743BWAS-1714
Launched30.6.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.5.1744
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorRichard GolightlyBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold4.8.1757BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 1"Imperial Feet38.4058 
Length of Keel102' 7"Imperial Feet31.1785 
Breadth36' 1"Imperial Feet10.977 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen710 4294Tons BM 

Armament


30.6.1744Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.5.1744 - 28.5.1746CaptainJohn Wickham (d.1763) ADM 6/16/307BWAS-171429.5.1746 - 22.1.1746/47CaptainDavid Cheap (d.1752) ADM 6/17/109BWAS-171422.1.1746/47 - 6.2.1747/48CaptainJohn Crookshanks (1708-1795) ADM 6/17/193BWAS-17146.2.1747/48 - 23.6.1750CaptainEdward Hughes (1720-1794) ADM 6/17/524BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1744 - 23.6.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Underdown (d.1749) ADM 6/16/300ADM 6/1624.6.1745 - 27.3.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Stevens ADM 6/17/85
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 5.4.1746
ADM 6/17
3.4.1746 - 17.6.1746First LieutenantThomas Foley (d.1772) ADM 6/17/83ADM 6/173.4.1746 - 13.4.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Coney (d.1754) ADM 6/17/83ADM 6/1715.4.1746 - 4.5.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Brydges ADM 6/17/89ADM 6/175.5.1746 - 17.6.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Tucker ADM 6/17/100ADM 6/1718.6.1746 - 20.3.1746/47Second LieutenantFrancis Tucker ADM 6/17/117ADM 6/1718.6.1746 - 25.5.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Smith ADM 6/17/117ADM 6/1725.5.1747 - 23.6.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsDavid Young ADM 6/17/227ADM 6/1719.11.1748 - 18.8.1749Second LieutenantRobert Suttie ADM 6/17/514
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 13.3.1749/50
ADM 6/17
29.5.1750 - 23.6.1750Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Rawling (c.1730-1757) ADM 6/17/529
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 9.8.1750
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
1745Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
6.1747Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
15.7.1747Encounter with the Glorioso (70) off the AzoresBWAS-1714
15.7.1747Warwick vs Glorioso
2.1748At JamaicaBWAS-1714
23.6.1750Paid offADM 51
16.8.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.8.1757Sold at Woolwich for £602BWAS-1714

 

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