HMS Stork (1796)

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Name: HMS Stork
Ordered: 6 November 1794
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: December 1795
Launched: 29 November 1796
Completed: 3 August 1797 at Deptford Dockyard
Commissioned: December 1796
Out of service: Sold 30 May 1816
Honours and
Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Martinique"[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: 16-gun Cormorant-class ship sloop
Tons burthen: 426 9294 (bm)
  • 108 ft 4 in (33.0 m) (gundeck)
  • 90 ft 8 38 in (27.6 m) (keel)
Beam: 29 ft 9 in (9.1 m)
Depth of hold: 9 ft 0 in (2.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Sloop
Complement: 121
Armament: Upper deck: 16 × 6 pdrs + 12 × ½ pdr swivels

HMS Stork was a 16-gun ship sloop of the Cormorant class in the Royal Navy, ordered in November 1794 to a joint design by Sir John Henslow and William Rule, launched in 1796 at Deptford Dockyard.


She was commissioned in December 1796 under Commander Richard Pearson. Under various commanding officers, she served during the rest of the French Revolutionary War and subsequently throughout the Napoleonic War, being paid off at Sheerness from service in September 1815 and sold for breaking up eight months later.