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Hector

357
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.1.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1714
Launched27.5.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.7.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardGrove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal Oak Class (1765)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry AdamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1713-1805
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 7"Imperial Feet51.209 
Length of Keel138' 1"Imperial Feet42.0631 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold20' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet6.1151 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,622 4594Tons BM 

Armament


11.1776Broadside 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

1779Broadside Weight = 829 Imperial Pound ( 375.9515 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 12-Pound Carronade

1783Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.12.1765600Design Complement

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.7.1776 - 27.12.1782Captain
John HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1785
Transfered ADM 6/21/198
BWAS-1714
5.4.1783 - 22.1.1784Captain
Sir John Hamilton (1st Baronet of Trebinshun House)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1785
ADM 6/23/46
BWAS-1714
22.1.1784 - 24.1.1784Captain
Philip d'AuvergneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
ADM 6/23/187
ADM 6/23
24.1.1784 - 1.2.1785Captain
Sir John CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
ADM 6/23/188
ADM 6/23
1.2.1785 - 30.1.1787Captain
Sir George CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1795
BWAS-1714
6.9.1790 - 1.9.1791Captain
George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
ADM 6/24/65
BWAS-1714
1.9.1791 - 12.4.1794Captain
George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
ADM 6/24/131
ADM 6/24
14.4.1794 - 18.7.1794Captain
Lawrence William HalsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
Transfered ADM 6/25/29
BWAS-1714
7.8.1794 - 8.1794Captain
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
ADM 6/25/82
BWAS-1714
12.1794 - 1796Captain
Robert MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
BWAS-1714
7.1797 - 4.1799Captain
Peter AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1814
BWAS-1714
4.1799 - 9.1799Captain
Robert CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714
9.1799 - 1802Captain
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1795
BWAS-1714
18.3.1802 - 1802Captain
William SkipseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1816
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 1811Lieutenant
Edmund NepeanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1816
BWAS-1714
1812Lieutenant
Alexander LighternessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1812
BWAS-1714
1812Lieutenant
Alexander LighternessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1812
BWAS-1793
1813 - 1814Lieutenant
Edward ElersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1814
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.4.1794 - 8.1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue
George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
BWAS-1714
1796Rear-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. Hugh SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1797
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1783 - 16.6.1783First Lieutenant
George Frederick RyvesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1825
ADM 6/23/46
ADM 6/23
5.4.1783 - 3.1.1787Fourth Lieutenant
Nicholas CummerfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1789
ADM 6/23/46
ADM 6/23
6.9.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Noah WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1790
ADM 6/24/65
ADM 6/24
7.9.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Jermyn John SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
ADM 6/24/65
ADM 6/24
7.9.1790 - 6.1.1791Third Lieutenant
Robert RatseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1816
ADM 6/24/65
ADM 6/24
7.9.1790 - 6.1.1791Fourth Lieutenant
Saffery SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1791
ADM 6/24/65
ADM 6/24
7.1.1791 - 1791Third Lieutenant
Robert RatseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1816
ADM 6/4/100
ADM 6/4
7.1.1791 - 1791Fourth Lieutenant
Saffery SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1791
ADM 6/4/100
ADM 6/4
7.1.1791 - 1791Fifth Lieutenant
Henry George FownesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
ADM 6/4/100
ADM 6/4
3.1798 - 4.7.1798Acting Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NBD1849
8.7.1798 - 1.11.1800Lieutenant
Thomas Folliott BaughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1846
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.10.1790 - 12.7.1795Carpenter
William MurrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
ADM 29-1
14.9.1791 - 25.4.1792Master
William ThurmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1793
ADM 29-1
11.5.1810 - 12.3.1814Boatswain
Thomas NeedhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
NAO

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.12.1790 - 5.12.1791Able Seaman
Edward Nathaniel GreenswordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1842
IPC
10.1797 - 1797Unknown
John Strutt PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1838
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27.5.1805 - 30.6.1806Landman
William RawlinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1821
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
24.6.1774Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £35333.16.7dBWAS-1714
7.1.1778Encounter between Belle-Poule and two british 74
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
4.1779coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6783.14.5dBWAS-1714
25.12.1779Sailed with a convoy to the West indiesBWAS-1714
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
1781Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
9.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1782Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1783Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
5.1783Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £20741.0.9dBWAS-1714
2.1787Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1787Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £20168.0.2dBWAS-1714
9.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1793At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
8.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1794RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
2.1796refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9230.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1797refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13045.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.1799refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13691.0.0dBWAS-1714
29.4.1803Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
7.1806Recommissioned as a prison ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
7.1806Refitted as a Unrated Prison ShipBWAS-1793
2.1816Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 3rd of August 2012 21:12

Oct 1793 Hector 74 Captain Lawrence William Halstead, Rear-Admiral of the Blue George Montagu and Hannibal 74 cap Colpoys arrives at Plymouth with a convoy from Jamaica

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