Hero

4709
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1800BWAS-1793
Launched18.8.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFame ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked25.12.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 0"Imperial Feet53.34 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth47' 9"Imperial Feet14.3583 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Burthen1,746 4094Tons BM 

Armament


18.8.1803Broadside Weight = 1174 Imperial Pound ( 532.409 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800640Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1803 - 5.1807Captain Alan Hyde Gardner (1770-1815)BWAS-17935.1807 - 1808Captain John Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-17934.1808 - 25.12.1811Captain James Newman (d.1811)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.10.1803 - 8.6.1804Lieutenant Colin MacDonaldNBD184922.7.1805 - 14.9.1805Acting LieutenantSir John Banks (1786-?)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
31.12.1804 - 31.8.1805Midshipman George CampbellNBD18495.1808 - 1810Midshipman Henry Esch Atkinson (1792-1857)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1800Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
18.8.1803Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £37679.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.8.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
28.11.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £18203.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal

 

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Posted by Seagrove on Wednesday 11th of March 2020 12:26

Add: 1. Captain: James N. Newman (d.25.12.1811); memorial at Catisfield parish church, Fareham, Hants. 2. Petty Officers: Midshipman, John Seagrove jnr (1787-1851); Midshipman, Henry Rice.
3. Service History: HMS Hero total loss on the Haaks Sand, Texel 25.12.1811
4. Source: Gunner John Seagrove- A Royal Navy Life 1796 to 1845

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