1695 - Launch of HMS LICHFIELD

4th February. The 4th rate ship Lichfield of 48 guns was launched. Originally named after the Roundhead victory at the Battle of Lichfield in 1643, she was in action against the French at Velez Malaga in 1704, and against the Spanish at Cartagena in 1741.

She was re-built at Plymouth in 1730 and broken up in 1744.