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HMS Liverpool (1758)  (2nd)
6th Rate 28-gun

    
This the second HMS Liverpool was a 6th Rate Frigate of 28-guns.

Built by Gorill & Pownell of Liverpool, launched 10-Feb-1758, 118ft 6in long, 34ft wide and of 590 tons builders measurement.

Although she did not remain in service for a great length of time, it was unusual in that she was paid off twice, recommissioned twice, and finally shipwrecked while on active duty.

Her initial duties were to blockade Dunkirk, where a French expedition was assembled, ready to sail to either Scotland or Ireland. During this Liverpool captured a Dunkirk based French privateer and brought her into Margate Roads. Later she captured a second French privateer, the Grand Admiral. 

Released from blockade duties Liverpool served in the Channel and North Sea until 1764, when she was paid off for the first time at Woolwich.

She was later recommissioned and ordered to Newfoundland. After two years there she proceeded to the Mediterranean, and remained there until she returned to Chatham in March-1772 and was paid off again.

Recommissioned again 15-July-1775 for service in the  Mediterranean. She went on to join the Fleet in North America under Lord Howe in 1777.

Wrecked off Long Island 11-Feb-1778.

 

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This page last edited - 24 February, 2013.

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