HMS Lark (launched as Cruizer, 1852)
HMS Lark (launched as Cruizer, 1852)


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NameLark (launched as Cruizer, 1852)Explanation
TypeSloop   
Launched19 June 1852   
HullWooden Length160 feet
PropulsionScrew Men 
Builders measure747 tons   
Displacement1045 tons   
Guns17   
Fate1912 Last in commission1883
Class  Class (as screw)Cruizer
Ships bookADM 135/272   
Career
DateEvent
19 June 1852Launched at Deptford Dockyard
18 December 1852
- 21 May 1856
Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander George Henry Douglas, Woolwich, then the Baltic during the Russian War
1856Renamed Cruiser
2 August 1856
- 4 March 1858
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Charles Fellowes, East Indies and China, taking the gunboats Haughty, Staunch and Forester out for the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War
4 March 1858
- 1 May 1861
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander John Bythesea, East Indies and China (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
23 July 1866
- 10 August 1866
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Edward Field, Portsmouth
10 August 1866
- 2 June 1869
Commanded by Commander Morgan Singer, Mediterranean
2 June 1869
- 28 September 1869
Commanded by Commander Thomas Anthony Swinburne, Mediterranean
28 September 1869
- 13 December 1870
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Commander George Graham Duff, Mediterranean
15 November 1872
- 27 July 1875
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Commander Alfred Taylor Dale, training vessel, Mediterranean
27 July 1875
- 17 August 1878
Commanded by Commander John Hext, training vessel, Mediterranean
17 August 1878Commanded by Commander Frederic Augustus Wetherall, training vessel, Mediterranean
1 January 1890Commanded by Commander John Rolleston Prickett, training vessel, Mediterranean
1893Renamed Lark, sail training ship
1912Sold at Malta


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