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HMS Hector (1774)

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Name  HMS Hector
Laid down  April 1771
Construction started  April 1771
Builder  Deptford
Ordered  14 January 1771
Fate  Broken up, 1816
Launched  27 May 1774
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Honours and awards  Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"
Class and type  Royal Oak-class ship of the line

HMS Hector was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 27 May 1774 at Deptford.

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Career

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.

Fate

Hector was converted for use as a prison ship in 1808, and was broken up in 1816.

References

HMS Hector (1774) Wikipedia