HMS Lively was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was built speculatively by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, pre-empting further orders for vessels of this type, and was bought by the navy in 1901.
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HMS Lively was commissioned at Devonport by Lieutenant James Rose Price Hawksley on 13 May 1902, with the crew of the HMS Ostrich, taking that ship´s place in the Instructional flotilla 
- ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 21 May 1902. (36773), p. 10.
- ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Saturday, 10 May 1902. (36764), p. 8.