Hercules

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.7.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down30.3.1757BWAS-1714
Named15.7.1756BWAS-1714
Launched15.3.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.3.1759
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHero Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold17.8.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 6"Imperial Feet48.7705 
Length of Keel135' 11"Imperial Feet41.1487 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft17' 5 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,608 3494Tons BM 

Armament


3.1759Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

18.4.1781Broadside Weight = 558 Imperial Pound ( 253.053 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1759600EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.3.1759 - 26.3.1763CaptainJervis Henry Porter (d.1763) ADM 6/19/45BWAS-17146.1781 - 1782CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807)BWAS-17141782 - 13.4.1782CaptainHenry Savage (d.1823)BWAS-171413.4.1782 - 12.7.1783LieutenantWilliam Nowell (d.1828)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1782 - 13.4.1782Second LieutenantThomas Hannaford Hurd (1747-1823)ref:616

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1781 - 5.1782MidshipmanCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
10.4.1759Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £41897.5.5dBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
6.7.1760Sailed for the MediterrraneanBWAS-1714
3.1763Returned from the Mediterrranean and paid offBWAS-1714
26.3.1763Paid offADM 51
19.4.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1764Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1765Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4587.3.0dBWAS-1714
5.1773Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1773Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £544.5.4dBWAS-1714
4.1781Began fitting at Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1781Completed fitting at Plymouth at a cost of £1687.2.4dBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1782At New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Left New YorkBWAS-1714
1783Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1783Sailed home to pay offBWAS-1714
12.7.1783Paid offADM 51
17.8.1784Sold at Plymouth for £1,300BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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