HMS Hero (1759)
|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:||157420⁄94 (bm)|
|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|
From 1763 to 1767 Hero was commanded by Captain Paul Ourry.
She had a part in the Battle of Porto Praya, a naval battle that took place during the American Revolutionary War on 16 April 1781, between a British squadron under Commodore George Johnstone and a French squadron under the Bailli de Suffren.
She was converted to a prison ship in 1793, and was eventually broken up in 1810.
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