Hercules

7700
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1812BWAS-1793
Launched5.9.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorGeorge ParkinBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up22.8.1865BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 1"Imperial Feet53.6451 
Length of Keel145' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Breadth47' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet14.332 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,749 3694Tons BM 

Armament


5.9.1815Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1836 - 1837CaptainMaurice Frederick Fitzhardinge Berkeley (1788-1867)NBD184916.8.1837 - 1.1839CaptainSir John Toup Nicolas (1788-1851)W02523.1.1839 - 31.1.1840CaptainEdward Barnard (1782-1863)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1812Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.9.1815Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £67841.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.9.1815Began fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
17.11.1815Completed fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1830Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1833Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6631.0.0dBWAS-1793
1833Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1836Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14720.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1836Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.1836Commissioned for 'particular service' at LisbonBWAS-1793
7.1836Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5915.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1838Began fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1838Completed fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2068.0.0dBWAS-1793
1842In Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
12.1847Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
9.1852Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1852Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1853fitting at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1793
1854To Hong Kong as a depot and receiving shipBWAS-1793
22.8.1865Sold to "Hop-tai-loon" at Hong Kong for c£3,825BWAS-1793

 

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