Lively

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.5.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1755BWAS-1714
Named17.7.1755BWAS-1714
Launched10.8.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.8.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorMoody JanverinBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured9.7.1778BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate ship 'Le Lively' (1778) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 8 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth30' 4"Imperial Feet9.2456 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen430 6494Tons BM 

Armament


10.8.1756Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1753160Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1756 - 14.6.1757CaptainSamuel Hood (1724-1816) ADM 6/18/295ADM 6/1817.8.1756 - 9.3.1759CaptainFrancis Wyatt (d.1777) ADM 6/18/300BWAS-17149.3.1759 - 7.8.1759CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786) ADM 6/19/112
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 15.11.1759
BWAS-1714
7.8.1759 - 16.4.1761CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786) ADM 6/19/355
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 9.10.1761
ADM 6/19
16.4.1761 - 11.5.1761CaptainRichard Carteret (c.1716-1780) ADM 6/19/465
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 18.2.1763
ADM 6/19
4.5.1761 - 12.3.1762CaptainRichard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/19/379
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 11.1.1762
ODNB
12.3.1762 - 7.4.1762CaptainJohn Bover (1714-1782) ADM 6/19/392BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 21.2.1765CaptainThe Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-171427.4.1769 - 10.12.1770CaptainRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823) ADM 6/20/235BWAS-171410.12.1770 - 11.10.1773CaptainGeorge Talbot (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/20/321BWAS-171411.10.1773 - 6.12.1773CaptainWilliam Peere Williams (1740/41-1832) ADM 6/21/14
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795)
Commission confirmed 8.2.1774
ADM 6/21
26.1.1774 - 25.8.1777CaptainThomas Bishop (c.1721-1788) ADM 6/21/11BWAS-171418.3.1778 - 9.7.1778CaptainRobert Biggs (d.1803) ADM 6/21/379BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1771Rear-Admiral of the BlueRichard Spry (1715-1775)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1755Began building at Bursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
10.8.1756Completed building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £3454.3.10dBWAS-1714
20.8.1756Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.10.1756Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3657.11.10dBWAS-1714
31.1.1757Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
22.11.1757Took the Privateer L'Intrépide
3.1759At JamaicaBWAS-1714
18.10.1759Took the Sixth Rate Frigate La Valeur (24) in the Mediterranean
18.10.1760Action off Cuba
3.1762At JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.1763Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.2.1765

Paid off?

ADM 51
2.4.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1768Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
14.5.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1769Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £7868.3.4dBWAS-1714
1771At PlymouthBWAS-1714
18.6.1771Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.12.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1774Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1774Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2666.10.9dBWAS-1714
16.4.1774Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
29.12.1774Sailed from Boston for Salem Road to prevent smugglingNDARI
4.12.1775Took the Hired Vessel Brigantine Washington (10)
25.8.1777Paid offADM 51
9.1777fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1778Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1778Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3993.2.10dBWAS-1714
9.7.1778Taken by L'Iphigenie (32) off Brest
21.7.1781RetakenBWAS-1714
8.1781Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.3.1784Sold at Plymouth for £405BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
NDARINaval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IWilliam Bell Clark, EditorDigital Book
 

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