Hector

4684
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.2.1717/18BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.3.1717/18BWAS-1714
Acquired16.3.1720/21BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.4.1721
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-Gunner
ConstructorIsrael PownollBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up11.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold14' 1"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen606 8394Tons BM 

Armament


16.3.1720/21Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1721 - 1724CaptainEllis Brand (1681-1759) ADM 6/13/9BWAS-17141724 - 20.12.1725CaptainHumphrey Orme (d.1751)BWAS-171416.6.1730 - 20.2.1731/32CaptainPeter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/14/52BWAS-171421.2.1731/32 - 16.12.1732CaptainJohn Ogilvie (d.1734) ADM 6/14/102BWAS-17143.6.1734 - 8.3.1735/36CaptainSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/189BWAS-171428.2.1737/38 - 13.4.1742CaptainSir Yelverton Peyton (5th Baronet Peyton, of Isleham) (d.1748) ADM 6/15/97BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.2.1720/21 - 20.12.1725Second LieutenantChristopher Wilsford (d.c.1727) ADM 6/14/4ADM 6/1317.2.1720/21 - 28.4.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/13/4ADM 6/1328.4.1721 - 24.6.1724Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Bibb ADM 6/13/11ADM 6/1325.6.1724 - 20.12.1725Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsChristopher Dalton (d.1734) ADM 6/13/73ADM 6/1316.6.1730 - 28.8.1732First LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/14/52ADM 6/1416.6.1730 - 28.8.1732Second LieutenantWilliam Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/14/52ADM 6/1429.8.1732 - 16.12.1732First LieutenantWilliam Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/15/120ADM 6/1429.8.1732 - 16.12.1732Second LieutenantJohn Douglas (d.1787) ADM 6/15/120ADM 6/149.12.1735 - 8.3.1735/36Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord George Forrester (d.1748) ADM 6/15/15
Commission confirmed 8.4.1736
ADM 6/15
10.1.1735/36 - 8.3.1735/36Second LieutenantJohn Douglas (d.1787) ADM 6/16/14ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1730/31 - 8.11.1734MidshipmanCharles Saunders (1713-1775)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1721Commissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.3.1720/21Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.3.1720/21Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1153.11.1dBWAS-1714
1724In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.1729Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1730Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7667.0.3dBWAS-1714
1731Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1732In home watersBWAS-1714
16.12.1732Paid off at Spithead ADM 106
1733In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1734In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.3.1735/36Paid offADM 51
4.1737Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1737Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2306.2.5dBWAS-1714
2.1738RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1740Georgia operationsBWAS-1714
4.1740Attack on St. Augustine
13.4.1742Paid offADM 51
13.10.1742Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
11.1742Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



A rebuild of the Hector of 1703

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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