Hector

4687
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Hector' (1755) (74)
Captured12.4.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassHector ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered3.10.1782BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 2 ½"Imperial Feet51.8287 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth48' 2 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold18' 11"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen1,780 1194Tons BM 

Armament


12.4.1782Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)NNF-1715
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
5.1782600 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1782 - 3.10.1782CaptainJohn Bourchier (1747-1808) ADM 6/23/26
Commission confirmed 21.2.1783
BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1783 - 1784MidshipmanWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)RNB1823

Service History


DateEventSource
25.7.1782Sailed for EnglandBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Action of 1782-09-05
3.10.1782Abandoned in a sinking state after a hurricane off NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
29.1.1783Registered retrospectivly to 1782/04/13BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
 

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