Going aboard Hector in 1891
|Ordered:||14 January 1771|
|Laid down:||April 1771|
|Launched:||27 May 1774|
|Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1816|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Royal Oak-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1622 (bm)|
|Length:||168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
HMS Hector was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 27 May 1774 at Deptford.
On 9 May 1801 Hector, Kent, and Cruelle unsuccessfully chased the French corvette Heliopolis, which eluded them and slipped into Alexandria.
Because Hector served in the navy's Egyptian campaign (8 March to 8 September 1801), her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorised in 1850 for all surviving claimants.[Note 1]
Hector was converted for use as a prison ship in 1808, and was broken up in 1816.