Samiksha Jaiswal

HMS Hero (1759)

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Name  HMS Hero
Fate  Broken up, 1810
Tons burthen  1574 ⁄94 (bm)
Length  51 m
Builder  Plymouth Dockyard
Ordered  25 May 1756
Notes  Prison ship from 1793
Launched  28 March 1759
Beam  14 m
Class and type  74-gun third rate ship of the line

HMS Hero was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, designed by Sir Thomas Slade and launched on 28 March 1759 from Plymouth Dockyard. She was the only ship built to her draught.

Under the command of Captain Theophilus Jones, she took part in the 1783 Battle of Cuddalore.

She was converted to a prison ship in 1793, and was eventually broken up in 1810.

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HMS Hero (1759) Wikipedia


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