Hector

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1771/01/14BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1771/04BWAS-1714
Launched1774/05/27BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1776/11
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal Oak Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry AdamsBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Broken Up1816/02BWAS-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


1776/11Broadside 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
1765/12/18600Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1776/11 - 1779/10CaptainSir John Hamilton (Baronet )BWAS-17141779/10CaptainAnthony HuntBWAS-17141779/10 - 1782/09CaptainSir John Hamilton (Baronet )BWAS-17141783/04 - 1784CaptainSir John Hamilton (Baronet )BWAS-17141784 - 1786CaptainSir George CollierBWAS-17141790/09 - 1793CaptainGeorge MontaguBWAS-17141793/09 - 1794CaptainLawrence William HalsteadBWAS-17141794 - 1794/08CaptainCuthbert CollingwoodBWAS-17141794/12 - 1796CaptainRobert MontaguBWAS-17141797/07 - 1799/04CaptainPeter AplinBWAS-17141799/04 - 1799/09CaptainRobert CampbellBWAS-17141799/09 - 1802CaptainJohn ElphinstoneBWAS-17141802/03/18 - 1802CaptainWilliam SkipseyBWAS-17141806/07 - 1811LieutenantEdmund NepeanBWAS-17141812LieutenantAlexander LighternessBWAS-17931812LieutenantAlexander LighternessBWAS-17141813 - 1814LieutenantEdward ElersBWAS-1714

Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793/09 - 1794/08Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge MontaguBWAS-17141796Rear-Admiral of the BlueHugh SeymourBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1798/03 - 1798/07/04Acting LieutenantWilliam KellyNBD1849

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1790/10/12 - 1795/07/12CarpenterWilliam MurrantADM29-11791/09/14 - 1792/04/25MasterWilliam ThurmanADM29-11810/05/11 - 1814/03/12BoatswainThomas NeedhamNAO

Crewmen


DatesRankNameSource
1790/12/17 - 1791/12/05Able SeamanEdward Nathaniel GreenswordIPC

Service History


DateEventSource
1774/06/24Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £35333.16.7dBWAS-1714
1778/01/07Encounter between Belle-Poule and two british 74
1778/07/271st Battle of Ushant
1779/04coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6783.14.5dBWAS-1714
1779/12/25Sailed with a convoy to the West indiesBWAS-1714
1780/06/20Action off Monti Christi
1781Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
1782/09Paid offBWAS-1714
1782/10Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1783/04Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
1783/05Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £20741.0.9dBWAS-1714
1787/02Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1787/12Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £20168.0.2dBWAS-1714
1790/09RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1793/03/24Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1793/06At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
1794/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1794/12RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
1796/02refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £9230.0.0dBWAS-1714
1797/08refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £13045.0.0dBWAS-1714
1797/10Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1799/11refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £13691.0.0dBWAS-1714
1803/04/29Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1806/07Recommissioned as a prison ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1806/07Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
1816/02Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
IPC Individual's Passing Certificate Document
 

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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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