HMS Sealark (1806)
|Ordered:||11 December 1805|
|Builder:||William Wheaton, Brixham|
|Laid down:||February 1806|
|Launched:||1 August 1806|
|Fate:||Foundered 18 June 1809|
|Class and type:||Cuckoo-class schooner|
|Tonnage:||75 68/94 bm|
56 ft 4 in (17.17 m) (overall)|
42 ft 4.25 in (12.9 m) (keel)
|Beam:||18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)|
|Depth of hold:||8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)|
|Armament:||4 x 12-pounder carronades|
HMS Sealark (1806) was a Royal Navy Cuckoo-class schooner of 4 12-pounder carronades and a crew of 20. She was built by William Wheaton at Brixham and launched in 1806. Like many of her class and the related Ballahoo-class schooners, she succumbed to the perils of the sea relatively early in her career.
She was commissioned in October 1806 under Lieut. Thomas Banks for the North Sea. In 1809 she was under the command of Lieut. James Proctor.
On 18 June 1809 she was sailing in company with Blake in the North Sea. She shipped a heavy sea and sank immediately. Only one member of her crew survived. On 29 June 1809 The Times printed the following: "The Sealark schooner has been upset on the coast of Holland and all hands on board, excepting one man, unfortunately perished."
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