HMS Lark

DescriptionOn 3 August 1809 the sloop foundered in a gale off Cape Causada (Point Palenqua), Santo Domingo. She was at anchor when the gale struck and had set sail at daybreak to get out to sea. While she was shortening sail a squall struck that turned her on her side. A heavy sea struck her and she filled rapidly with water. She sank within 15 minutes, killing most of her crew. Some survived by clinging to floating wreckage. However, by evening when the brig-sloop HMS Moselle arrived all but three of her 120 crew were dead.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost117
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarPre-World War One
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