HMS Hector Wikipedia
Eleven ships of the British Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Hector, named after the Trojan hero Hector in the Iliad.The first Hector was a 22-gun ship sold in 1656.
The second Hector was a 30-gun ship sold in 1657.
The third Hector was a 22-gun ship sunk by the Dutch Navy in 1665.
The fourth Hector was a 44-gun fourth-rate launched in 1703 and broken up in 1742.
The fifth Hector was another 44-gun fourth-rate sold in 1762.
The sixth Hector was cutter purchased in 1763 and sold in 1773.
The seventh Hector was a 74-gun third-rate launched at Deptford in 1774 and converted to a prison ship in 1808.
The eighth Hector was a 74-gun third-rate captured from France in April 1782 that foundered in October.
The ninth Hector was the first ship of her class of iron steam propelled battleships and launched in 1862, and scrapped in 1905.
The tenth Hector was a kite balloon ship operating in World War I, which served in the Dardanelles campaign (1915).
The eleventh Hector was an armed merchant cruiser that served in World War II and was damaged beyond repair by Japanese aircraft in 1942.