HMS Lively

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Sixteen ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Lively. Another was planned, but renamed before being launched:

  • HMS Lively was a 30-gun fifth rate captured from the French in 1689. She was re-captured by the French later that year.
  • HMS Lively was a 12-gun sixth rate purchased in 1709 and sold in 1712.
  • HMS Lively was a 20-gun sixth rate launched in 1713. She was broken up in 1738 and rebuilt as the next HMS Lively.
  • HMS Lively was a 20-gun sixth rate launched in 1740 and sold in 1750.
  • HMS Lively was a 20-gun sixth rate launched in 1756. She was captured by the French in 1778, but was recaptured in 1781, and was sold 1784.
  • HMS Lively was a 14-gun brig-sloop purchased on the stocks and launched in 1779. She was seized by Americans she had taken prisoner in 1782 and was handed over to the Spanish at Havana.
  • HMS Lively was a 32-gun fifth rate frigate launched in 1794 and wrecked off Rota Point, near Cadiz in 1798.
  • HMS Lively was a fireship purchased in 1794 and sold in 1798.
  • HMS Lively was a 16-gun storeship, purchased on the stocks and launched in 1797. She was deleted from the navy lists in 1802.
  • HMS Lively was a 38-gun fifth rate frigate launched in 1804 and wrecked off Malta in 1810.
  • HMS Lively was a cutter hired and then purchased in 1805. Her fate is unknown.
  • HMS Lively was to have been a 36-gun fifth rate frigate. She was renamed HMS Scamander in 1812 and was launched in 1813.
  • HMS Lively was a 38-gun fifth rate frigate launched in 1813. She was relegated to harbour service in 1831 and was sold in 1862.
  • HMS Lively was a wooden screw gunboat launched in 1856. She was wrecked in 1863 on the Dutch coast.
  • HMS Lively was a wooden paddle despatch vessel launched in 1870 and wrecked in 1883 near Stornoway.
  • HMS Lively was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer launched in 1900, acquired by the navy in 1901 and sold in 1920.
  • HMS Lively was an L-class destroyer launched in 1941 and sunk in 1942.