Lizard

5151
Nominal Guns28
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.4.1756
Keel Laid Down5.5.1756
Launched7.4.1757
First Commissioned23.3.1757
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardRotherhithe
Ship ClassCoventry Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)
ConstructorElias Bird
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold22.9.1828

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel97' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet29.5847 
Breadth33' 11"Imperial Feet10.0669 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen594 8794Tons BM 

Armament


7.4.1757Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

2.2.1780Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

1794Broadside Weight = 195 Imperial Pound ( 88.4328 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1757 - 18.10.1758CaptainVincent Pearce (d.1759) ADM 6/18/372BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 26.8.1761CaptainJames Doake (c.1721-1761)† ADM 6/18/548BWAS-171424.9.1761 - 7.2.1762CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807) ADM 6/19/401
Issued by Sir James Douglas (1703-1787), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.4.1762
ADM 6/19
7.2.1762 - 20.5.1763CaptainFrancis Banks (c.1730-1777) ADM 6/19/545BWAS-171411.10.1770 - 17.12.1773CaptainCharles Inglis (c.1731-1791) ADM 6/20/299BWAS-171420.6.1775 - 12.6.1776CaptainJohn Hamilton (1726-1784) ADM 6/21/98BWAS-171412.6.1776 - 25.9.1778CaptainThomas Mackenzie (1753-1813) ADM 6/21/194BWAS-171425.9.1778 - 24.3.1779CaptainThe Hon. Charles Phipps (1753-1786) ADM 6/21/546
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 28.4.1779
ADM 6/21
8.3.1779 - 23.11.1780CaptainFrancis Parry (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/21/521BWAS-171423.11.1780 - 12.9.1782CaptainEdmund Dodd (1734-1815) ADM 6/22/201BWAS-171411.10.1782 - 1.1.1783CommanderThomas Troubridge (1758-1807) ADM 6/23/287
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies
Commission confirmed 5.7.1785
ADM 6/23
1.12.1787 - 9.10.1788CaptainIsaac Smith ADM 6/23/439ADM 6/2317.7.1790 - 10.1791CaptainJohn Hutt (1746-1794) ADM 6/24/51BWAS-171412.1792 - 12.5.1794CaptainThomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-17141.1797 - 1798LieutenantJohn Buller (d.1807)BWAS-17141798LieutenantJames M'FarlaneBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.12.1792 - 3.1.1793MasterBartholomew JacksonADM29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.12.1780 - 1781Captain's ServantJames John Charles Agassiz (1772-1858)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.4.1757building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £5540.14.0dBWAS-1714
7.4.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.6.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3879.2.11dBWAS-1714
12.7.1757Took the Privateer L'Hiver (6)
12.9.1758Destroyed Le Calypso in Audierne BayBWAS-1714
2.10.1758Action of 22nd October 1758
2.10.1758Took the Unrated Corvette Le Hanovre (12) off BrestBG
18.2.1759Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
29.2.1760Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
3.6.1761Occupation of Dominica
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
6.1762In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
20.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1769great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8211.16.8dBWAS-1714
10.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.9.1771Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.12.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3444.16.5dBWAS-1714
16.8.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
4.12.1776Took the Privateer Sloop Putnam (4)
3.1777Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1777Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4393.19.3dBWAS-1714
16.5.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.1779Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4439.19.5dBWAS-1714
2.1780Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1780Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2886.2.11dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
25.1.1782Took the Unrated Cutter L'Espion (18) off St Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
12.9.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1783Began large repairBWAS-1714
6.1784Completed large repairBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fittingBWAS-1714
7.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1790Completed fitting at a cost of £4154.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1792fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5275.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.3.1793Took the Privateer Brigantine Le Sans Cullotte (8)
6.3.1793Took the Privateer Le Vaillant Custine (4) ref:692
24.3.1793Took the Privateer Trois Amis (4) in the North Sea
5.1794Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
12.5.1794Paid offADM 51
1.1797Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
10.1799fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1799Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.9.1828Sold at Sheerness to Mr Carten for £810BWAS-1714

 

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