Lark

5035
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
Launched15.2.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Foundered3.8.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Length of Keel91' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.7527 
Breadth29' 9"Imperial Feet8.8646 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 3"Imperial Feet2.2098 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen428 6194Tons BM 

Armament


15.2.1794Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1794 - 1.1795Commander Josias Rowley (1756-1842): on board from 24.3.1794 ADM 6/25/19BWAS-17931.1795 - 1797Commander William OgilvyBWAS-17931798Lieutenant Hugh Cook (d.1834)BWAS-17931798 - 1799Lieutenant John HayesBWAS-17934.1799 - 28.4.1802Commander John Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-17936.1802 - 8.1803Commander Edward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)ref:6167.1802 - 11.1802Commander James Tippett (d.1804)BWAS-17931.1803 - 5.1804Commander John TowerBWAS-17935.1804 - 1806Commander Frederick LangfordBWAS-17931806 - 1808Commander Jeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-17931808 - 8.8.1809Commander Robert Nicholas (d.1809)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1794 - 21.5.1795Lieutenant Francis William Austen (1774-1865) Transfered ADM 196/3/2ADM 196

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1805 - 17.10.1805Acting Master Christopher AndersonADM 29-118.10.1805 - 19.7.1807Master Christopher AndersonADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1793Began building at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
1794Royal escort for Princess Caroline of BrunswickBWAS-1793
15.2.1794Completed building at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £4732.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.2.1794Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
22.4.1794Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3457.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
21.3.1796Attack on Leogane
14.3.1800Boats destroyed a privateer schooner off CubaBWAS-1793
13.9.1800Took the Privateer L'Espérance off Cuba
11.1802Paid off at WoolwichBWAS-1793
11.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
31.10.1803Action near Etaples
8.2.1805Took the Privateer Camerara (16) off Senegal
30.10.1805Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
27.1.1807Took the Cutter Postillon off Puerto Bello
27.1.1807Took the Cutter Carmen off Puerto Bello
23.8.1807Took the Unrated La Mosquito (8) on the Jamaica Station
3.8.1809Foundered of San Domingo, all but 3 were drownedBWAS-1793

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Sunday 17th of January 2021 23:27Margaret Picard George Sidney Smith (1793-1732)
Sunday 17th of January 2021 22:57Margaret PicardSir William Sidney Smith (1764-1840)
Sunday 17th of January 2021 22:26Margaret Picard Charles Thurlow Smith (1790-1827)
Saturday 16th of January 2021 16:55regis Julien de Laage (1660-?)
Saturday 16th of January 2021 12:00regis Julien de Laage (1660-?)