HMS Sharke (1691) was an 8-gun brigantine launched in 1691
and sold in 1698.
HMS Sharke (1699) was a 14-gun sloop launched in 1699 and
captured by French forces in 1703.
HMS Sharke (1711) was a 14-gun sloop launched in 1711,
rebuilt in 1722 and sold in 1732.
HMS Shark (1732) was a 14-gun sloop launched in 1732 and
sold in 1755.
HMS Shark (1776) was a 16-gun sloop purchased on the stocks
in 1775 and launched in 1776. She was converted to a fireship and
renamed HMS Salamander in 1778, and was sold in 1783. She then became
the mercantile Salamander and was seriatem a whaler, convict transport
to Australia, whaler, and slaver. She is last listed in Lloyd's
Register in 1811.
HMS Shark (1779) was a 16-gun sloop launched in 1779. She
was used as a receiving ship on the Jamaica station from 1803 to 1816
and foundered in Port Royal harbor in 1818; her remains were sold a
few months later.
HMS Shark (1780) was a 28-gun sixth rate bought in 1780 that
foundered with the loss of her entire crew during a storm off North
America in 1780.
HMS Shark (1794) was a 4-gun Dutch hoy purchased in 1794 and
handed over to French forces in 1795 at
Citations and references
^ Winfield (2008), p.247. ^ Hepper (1994), p.60. ^ Hepper (1994), p.79.
Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy:
The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the
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