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HECTOR (44) 5th rate Built in 1703, Rotherhithe.
Broken up in 1742.

  • 1703 Capt. Jordan SANDYS, appointed 12th. March. Channel and then Jamaica.
  • 1707 Capt. William GREY, Leeward Is. 1709 Capt. William CLARK(E), appointed 8th. March. Barbados, in which he made several prizes and continued in command for the remainder of the war. He died in 1742.
  • 1710 Capt. William ELFORD, appointed 10th. October. In February 1712 he captured an 18-gun privateer belonging to Bordeaux
  • 1721 rebuilt at Plymouth.
  • 1732 Capt. John OGILVE, died at Lisbon on 13th. May 1734.
  • 1734 Capt Sir Roger BUTLER, promoted from the BONETTA sloop in May.
  • 1739 Capt. Sir Yelverton PEYTON, HECTOR was one of the ships sent to Gibraltar and afterwards stationed off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina with the squadron under Commodore Vincent PEARCE which, in conjunction with troops under Gen. Oglethorpe, attacked the Spaniards at St. Augustine in Florida during May to July 1740.
  • Extract of a letter from on board the HECTOR, in Hampton Road, Virginia, July 24 1740.
  • We sail'd from Cape Henry the 12th. April, touched at South Carolina, and proceeded to Augustine. June 1, the North American station'd Ships, viz. the Flamborough, the Phoenix, Capt. Fenshaw, the Tartary, Capt. Townsend; and the Squirrel, Capt. Warren, of 20 guns. On the 2nd Col. Dussen, with 300 Carolina soldiers, appear'd at the North of the Town. On the 9th. General Oglethorpe came with about 300 soldiers and about 300 Indians, by sea from the Southern parts of Georgia. On the 10th. all the Man of War's Boats, mann'd and arm'd carried them ashore, under the Cover of the small Ships Guns. They lande on the Island Eustatia, without Opposition, and took the Look-out belonging to the Spaniards. On the 13th. Capt. Warren went in a Schooner taken by the Shoreham of Cuba, and other arm'd Sloops, into their Harbour, just out of Cannon-Reach, and there anchor'd till the 26th., when the sailors were employ'd landing Ordnance and other stores. within Reach of the Enemy's Cannon, at Noon-Day. The Boldness which the British Seamen discove'd that Occasion was surprising. The same Night two Batteries were rais'd, one of four Eighteen Pounders, and two small Mortars, the other of two Eighteen Pounders, and one large Mortar, which play'd with twenty Cohorns; but in my Opinion (for I was then ashore) they were all too distant to do any serviceable Execution. The 27th. the General summon'd the Spanish Governor to surrender, who sent him Word he should be glad to shake Hands with him in his Castle. This haughty Answer was occasion'd from a dear-bought Victory, which 500 Spaniards had obtain'd against 80 Highlanders, who were surpriz'd in their Sleep, and as two Deserters inform'd us, 50 of these latter were slain, but died like Heroes, killing at least three times more that their Number, but were at last overpowered. On the 29th. the weather proving bad, obliged the Men of War to cut and put to Sea.
  • The force withdrew on 5 July at the start of the hurricane season.
  • On his return to England in 1742 he and Capt. FANSHAW of the PHOENIX faced a court martial held by Ad. CAVENDISH on board the ST. GEORGE at Spithead on Wednesday 19th. June to enquire into their conduct. Capt. PEYTON was sentenced to be dismissed the service and adjudged incapable of ever serving again in the Royal Navy. Capt. FANSHAW was mulcted six month's pay.

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