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Spanish brig Vivo (1794)
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Name: 'Vivo
Builder: Cadiz
Launched: 1794
Captured: 30 September 1800
Career (Great Britain)
Name: HMS Galgo
Acquired: 1800 by capture
Fate: Sold 7 September 1801
General characteristics [1]
Tons burthen: 2161494 bm
  • Overall: 80 ft 10 14 in (24.6 m)
  • Keel: 60 ft 6 in (18.4 m)
Beam: 25 ft 11 in (7.9 m)
Depth of hold: 10 ft 4 in (3.1 m)
Sail plan: Brig
  • Spanish service:100
  • British service:67 men
  • Spanish service: 14 × 18-pounder carronades
  • British service: 14 × 18-pounder carronades
  • The Spanish brig Vivo, of the Spanish Royal Navy, was launched at Cadiz in 1794 (or possibly 1788).

    On 30 September 1800 HMS Fisgard captured the Spanish naval brig Vivo, of fourteen 18-pounder carronades and with a crew of 100 men. She was two days out of Ferrol and carrying dispatches and orders to America. She threw the dispatches, etc., overboard during the chase.[2] The Spanish brig "Vida", from Ferrol and prize to Fisgard, arrived at Plymouth on 9 October.[3] She was immediately was laid up ordinary. The British Royal Navy named and registered her, but never commissioned her.[1] The "Principal officers and commissioners of His Majesty's Navy" offered El Vroo for sale on 24 August 1801.[4] She sold on 7 September for £865 or £860.[1]

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    • Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-246-7. 

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