Lark

5034
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.5.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1780
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Sold6.1.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck74' 4"Imperial Feet22.5806 
Length of Keel54' 5 ½"Imperial Feet16.4719 
Breadth26' 2"Imperial Feet7.9333 
Depth in Hold10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen198 3294Tons BM 

Armament


6.1780Broadside Weight = 34.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.646 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

14.7.1780Broadside Weight = 46.5 Imperial Pound ( 21.088 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.178060 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1780 - 18.8.1781LieutenantPhilip D'Auvergne (1754-1816)BWAS-171418.8.1781 - 1782CommanderPhilip D'Auvergne (1754-1816)BWAS-17141782 - 7.1782CommanderPeter Clements (d.1797)BWAS-171422.5.1782 - 1783CommanderSir Abraham Guyot ADM 6/22/472BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1780Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
6.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
14.7.1780Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated  
5.9.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1780.15.0dBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
22.6.1782Took the Privateer Zeeuwsche Waterleeuw (12) off Land's End
1783Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1.1784Sold at Plymouth for £300BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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