Hector

4683
Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1702BWAS-1603
Named13.2.1702/3BWAS-1603
Acquired20.2.1702/3B028
First Commissioned22.2.1702/3B028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship ClassLark GroupB028
ConstructorRichard BurchettB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild24.3.1717/18BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck116' 4 ½"Imperial Feet35.3695 
Length of Keel95' 7"Imperial Feet28.9916 
Breadth31' 2"Imperial Feet9.4996 
Depth in Hold12' 11"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen493 7494Tons BM 

Armament


20.2.1702/3Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.7.1702190Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1702/3 - 2.3.1702/3CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/7/91ADM 6/712.3.1702/3 - 31.10.1705CaptainJordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/7/104BWAS-16031.11.1705 - 7.3.1708/9CaptainWilliam Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/9/55
Commission confirmed 7.3.1706/7
BWAS-1603
8.3.1708/9 - 9.10.1710CaptainWilliam Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/10/41BWAS-160310.10.1710 - 21.9.1714CaptainWilliam Ellford (d.1723) ADM 6/11/72BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1702/3 - 10.9.1705LieutenantJohn Driver ADM 6/7/101ADM 6/711.9.1705 - 12.1.1707/8LieutenantHenry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/9/56
Commission confirmed 11.3.1706/7
ADM 6/9
16.1.1707/8 - 19.8.1710LieutenantWilliam Monyon ADM 6/10/17
Commission confirmed 24.12.1708
ADM 6/10
20.8.1710 - 22.9.1714LieutenantDavid Compton ADM 6/11/77
Commission confirmed 26.10.1710
ADM 6/11

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
31.7.1709 - 28.11.1709Captain's ServantSamuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
12.3.1702/3Commissioned for service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
26.7.1703Took part in an attack on shipping off Mont St MichelBWAS-1603
1705Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1707Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
1710At BarbadosBWAS-1603
1711Sailed for New YorkBWAS-1603
2.1712Took an 18-gun privateer out of BordeauxBWAS-1603
21.9.1714Paid offADM 51
24.3.1717/18Docked at Plymouth to begin breaking up to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Paul Ross on Saturday 31st of March 2012 21:33

Dear Sir or Madam,
I have just recently sent you a request for your assistance regarding a ship named Hector and a passenger, Reverend George Aeneas Ross. I do not know if you can help me with this second request but Reverend Ross first came to America on a ship that arrived in Philadelphia on 23 August 1705. I am interested in the name of that ship, passenger list and a picture if possible. I believe it sailed from England.

Kindest regards
Paul Ross


Posted by Paul Ross on Saturday 31st of March 2012 21:23

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am very interested in the ship Hector which was built in 1703 for the British Royal Navy. In 1711 The Hector sailed for New York and was supposed to have arrive on September 18, 1711. One of my ancestors, Reverend George Aeneas Ross, was supposed to be on this ship. If you can I would like to purchase a copy of the Passenger List and a picture of the ship itself. Please let me know if you can assist me with this matter.
Kindest regards
Paul G. Ross

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