Skylark

6543
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.6.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1805BWAS-1793
Launched2.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardWilliam Rowe's Yard - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam RoweBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Scuttled3.5.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet28.3496 
Length of Keel76' 1 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Breadth26' 5"Imperial Feet7.946 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen282 5394Tons BM 

Armament


2.1806Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

2.1806Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1806 - 7.11.1808CommanderHenry Evelyn Pitfield SturtBWAS-17937.11.1808 - 3.5.1812CommanderJames Boxer (d.1847)NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.8.1811 - 3.5.1812LieutenantWilliam Walford (1787-1859)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.9.1808 - 1809MidshipmanRichard BurridgeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.4.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
20.6.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.11.1807Took the Privateer Le Renard (14)
12.1808Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
3.5.1812Stranded and burnt near BoulogneBWAS-1793
3.5.1812Capture of the Apelles


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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