Hector

4685
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.10.1742BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1.1742/43BWAS-1714
Launched24.10.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.10.1743BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold9.12.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Breadth36' 4"Imperial Feet10.9897 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen719 6094Tons BM 

Armament


24.10.1743Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.10.1743 - 22.11.1744CaptainThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/16/226BWAS-171423.11.1744 - 19.2.1744/45CaptainFrederick Cornewall (1706-1786) ADM 6/16/390BWAS-171422.2.1744/45 - 14.3.1744/45CaptainEdmund Horne (d.1764) ADM 6/16/447BWAS-171415.3.1744/45 - 1.4.1746CaptainFrederick Cornewall (1706-1786) ADM 6/16/456ADM 6/162.4.1746 - 21.3.1747/48CaptainThomas Stanhope (c.1718-1770) ADM 6/17/83BWAS-171421.3.1747/48 - 12.8.1750CaptainSamuel Maisterson (d.1762)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.1.1743/44 - 19.3.1744/45First LieutenantWilliam Hackman (d.1754) ADM 6/16/259ADM 6/1614.1.1743/44 - 5.10.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Ley Rooke ADM 6/16/259ADM 6/169.3.1747/48 - 12.8.1750Second LieutenantRobert Ritchie ADM 6/17/329ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1743Completed at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
1744Convoying East-IndiamenBWAS-1714
1745Newfoundland StationBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
20.6.1747Took the Privateer Le Nécessaire
4.1748Sailed for VirginiaBWAS-1714
14.7.1748Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmen
12.8.1750

Paid off

ADM 51
10.9.1750Surveyed, but not repairedBWAS-1714
9.12.1762Sold for £400BWAS-1714

 

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