Hero Class

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns74
Approved1756/07/07
Designer 
RateThird Rate
TypeShip of the Line
Designed Crew550
Ships in Class2

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 781.00 Imperial Pound ( 354.18 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 x British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 x British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 x British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 x British 9-Pounder

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     166' 0"136' 0"46' 6"19' 9"1,564 1794
Hercules (74) 15.7.1756Deptford Dockyard - Deptford 15.3.175917.8.1784Sold160' 6"135' 11"47' 2"19' 9"1,608 3494
Thunderer (74) 15.7.1756Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 18.5.17605.10.1780Foundered166' 6"136' 0"47' 2"19' 9"1,609 3394


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