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Lively

5139
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
Launched23.10.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlcmene - Improved Pallas ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John NowlanBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Burnt to avoid capture14.4.1798BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck135' 3"Imperial Feet41.1502 
Length of Keel112' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet34.144 
Breadth36' 8 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Forward9' 11"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen805 8594Tons BM 

Armament


23.10.1794Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793241Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1794 - 1795Captain
Lord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1793
1795 - 1.3.1795Commander
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
BWAS-1793
4.1795 - 1796Captain
Lord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1793
1797 - 1798Captain
Benjamin HallowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1818
BWAS-1793
1798 - 13.4.1798Captain
James Nicoll MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1825
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795Third Lieutenant
Loftus Otway BlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1808
N-GAZ

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.12.1794 - 15.10.1795Midshipman
Andrew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1824
NAO
1795Midshipman
John GrovesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
8.1797 - 14.4.1798Midshipman
David BoydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Volunteer
Benjamin SimpsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1798
ADM 171/8
17953rd Class Boy
Robert WilcoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795Lieutenant of Marines
B BurkeBritish
Marine
Service 1795
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Service History


DateEventSource
26.10.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.3.1795Took the Corvette
L'Espion (18) 1794-1795
French 18 Gun
Unrated Corvette
off Brest

13.3.1795Lively vs Tourterelle
13.3.1795Took the Frigate
Tourterelle (28) 1794-1795
French 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
off Ushant

11.11.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
29.5.1797Took the Sloop
La Mutine (18) 1794-1797
French 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
cut out by boats at Santa Cruz

13.4.1798Grounded at Rota Point, near CadizBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Paul Fields on Friday 14th of July 2017 21:56

The Alcmene class also included HMS Galatea 1794, built in Bursledon. Source Robert Gardner's The Heavy Frigate.

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