Le Hector

2078
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1752NNF-1715
Launched23.7.1755NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
Ship ClassHector Class
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1757Chef d'escadreJoseph-François de Noble du RevestBNF27.3.1763 - 18.6.1763Capitaine de VaisseauAntoine de Marges de Saint-Victoret (1712-1788)ref:6721781Capitaine de VaisseauLaurent-Emanuel Renaud d'AleinsEWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1761 - 1763Lieutenant de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1757Action of 5th April 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
14.8.1778Took the Unrated Sloop Thunder (18) off Sandy Hook
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BNF2Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IIO TroudeDigital Book
ref:672Le Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

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