Hector

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.1.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1714
Launched27.5.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.7.1776
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal Oak Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

17 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.7.1776 - 10.1779CaptainJohn Hamilton (1726-1784) ADM 6/21/198BWAS-171410.1779CaptainAnthony Hunt (d.1796)BWAS-171410.1779 - 9.1782CaptainSir John Hamilton (Baronet ) (1726-1784)BWAS-17144.1783 - 1784CaptainSir John Hamilton (Baronet ) (1726-1784)BWAS-17141784 - 1786CaptainSir George Collier (1738-1795)BWAS-17149.1790 - 1793CaptainGeorge Montagu (1750-1829)BWAS-17149.1793 - 1794CaptainLawrence William HalsteadBWAS-17141794 - 8.1794CaptainCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)BWAS-171412.1794 - 1796CaptainRobert MontaguBWAS-17147.1797 - 4.1799CaptainPeter Aplin (1753-1817)BWAS-17144.1799 - 9.1799CaptainRobert CampbellBWAS-17149.1799 - 1802CaptainJohn Elphinstone (d.1802)BWAS-171418.3.1802 - 1802CaptainWilliam SkipseyBWAS-17147.1806 - 1811LieutenantEdmund NepeanBWAS-17141812LieutenantAlexander Lighterness (d.1830)BWAS-17931812LieutenantAlexander Lighterness (d.1830)BWAS-17141813 - 1814LieutenantEdward Elers (d.1815)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1793 - 8.1794Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Montagu (1750-1829)BWAS-17141796Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Hugh Seymour (1759-1801)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1798 - 4.7.1798Acting LieutenantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.10.1790 - 12.7.1795CarpenterWilliam MurrantADM29-114.9.1791 - 25.4.1792MasterWilliam ThurmanADM29-111.5.1810 - 12.3.1814BoatswainThomas NeedhamNAO

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.12.1790 - 5.12.1791Able SeamanEdward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)IPC10.1797 - 1797UnknownJohn Strutt Peyton (1786-1838)ref:1059

Service History


DateEventSource
24.6.1774Completed at Deptford Dockyard 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 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 BWAS-1714
4.1783Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
5.1783Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £20741.0.9dBWAS-1714
2.1787Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1787Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 at a cost of £9230.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1797refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £13045.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.1799refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 Ship
2.1816Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
IPCIndividual's Passing Certificate Document
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
 

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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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