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


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 


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 Ship Commanders

22.2.1702/3 - 2.3.1702/3Captain Richard Hughes (1670-1756) Transfered ADM 6/7/91ADM 6/712.3.1702/3 - 31.10.1705Captain Jordan Sandys (d.1734) Transfered ADM 6/7/104BWAS-16031.11.1705 - 7.3.1708/9Captain William Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/9/55
Confirmed 7.3.1706/7
8.3.1708/9 - 9.10.1710Captain William Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/10/41BWAS-160310.10.1710 - 21.9.1714Captain William Ellford (d.1723) ADM 6/11/72BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

5.3.1702/3 - 10.9.1705Lieutenant John Driver ADM 6/7/101ADM 6/711.9.1705 - 12.1.1707/8Lieutenant Henry Reddish (d.1742) Transfered ADM 6/9/56
Confirmed 11.3.1706/7
ADM 6/9
16.1.1707/8 - 19.8.1710Lieutenant William Monyon ADM 6/10/17
Confirmed 24.12.1708
ADM 6/10
20.8.1710 - 22.9.1714Lieutenant David Compton ADM 6/11/77
Confirmed 26.10.1710
ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers

1717Cook Edward Wyleyref:16181717Boatswain James Beachref:1618

1 Petty Officer

29.5.1731 - 14.8.1731Midshipman Stephen Pollington (c.1709-?) ADM 107/3/345ADM 107/3

1 Crewman

31.7.1709 - 28.11.1709Captain's Servant Samuel Mead (d.1776) Transfered ADM 107/3/40ADM 107/3

Service History

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


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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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