HMS Hero (1759)
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|Ordered:||25 May 1756|
|Launched:||28 March 1759|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1810|
|Notes:||Prison ship from 1793|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||74-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1574 tons (1600.3 tonnes)|
|Length:||166 ft 6 in (50.75 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 8 in (14.22 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
She was converted to a prison ship in 1793, and was eventually broken up in 1810.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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