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L'Hector

2078
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1752NNF-1715
Launched23.7.1755NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1756NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassHector Class (1755)NNF-1715
Designed by
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1778
NNF-1715
Constructor
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1778
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured12.4.1782NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck164' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.2672 (174′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel145' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.0996 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9664 (45′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,450Ton 

Armament


5.1756Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17566266 officers, 620 menNNF-1715

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1757Chef d'Escadre
Joseph-François de Noble du RevestFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
BNF2
7.3.1763 - 18.6.1763Capitaine de Vaisseau
Antoine de Marges de Saint-VictoretFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1769
ref:672
1.3.1780 - 10.9.1780Capitaine de Vaisseau TransferedFWIKI1781Capitaine de VaisseauE-WIKI

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1761 - 1763Lieutenant de Vaisseau
François-Pierre Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1756
ref:673
3.1779 - 1779Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Laurent Jean François TruguetFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1765-1831
FWIKI

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1757Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6734.1778 - 3.1779Enseigne de Vaisseau
Laurent Jean François TruguetFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1765-1831
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
14.8.1778Took the Sloop
Thunder (18) 1757-1778
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1775 Renamed "Thunder"
off Sandy Hook

14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes

 

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