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NameHectorExplanation
TypeBroadside ironclad frigate   
Launched26 September 1862
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure 
Displacement6710 tons
Guns18
Fate1905
ClassHector
Ships bookADM 135/226
Note1900 part of Vernon torpedo school
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
12 January 1864
- 20 April 1866
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain George William Preedy, Channel squadron
20 April 1866
- 19 March 1867
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain William Garnham Luard, Channel squardon
1 May 1868
- 25 May 1868
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain George Le Geyt Bowyear, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Wate
25 May 1868
- 11 May 1871
Commanded by Captain Algernon Frederick Rous De Horsey, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Wate
12 May 1871
- 21 May 1874
Commanded by Captain Thomas Cochran, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water
21 May 1874
- 26 April 1875
Commanded by Captain John Hobhouse Inglis Alexander, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water (until superseded at his own request. owing to ill-health)
26 April 1875
- 7 September 1875
Commanded by Captain Anthony Hiley Hoskins, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water
7 September 1875
- 11 December 1876
Commanded by Captain Edward Madden, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water (until Madden died)
1 April 1877
- 1 April 1780
Commanded by Captain Cortland Herbert Simpson, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water (except summer cruise)
1 April 1880
- 29 November 1882
Commanded by Captain Richard Carter, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water (except summer cruise from 11 June to 18 July 1982)
29 November 1882Commanded by Captain William Arthur, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water
30 March 1885
- 5 July 1885
Commanded by Captain William Elrington Gordon, Ship of First Reserve, Coast Guard, Southampton Water
11 July 1885
- 22 April 1886
Commanded (until paying off at Portsmouth) by Captain Charles George Fane, guard ship, Southampton
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Fr 21 September 1866Her Majesty's fleet of ironclad screw steam vessels which have assembled in Portland harbour during the past week from Portsmouth and Plymouth is composed of the following ships: - The Caledonia, 30 guns, Captain the Hon. Fitzgerald A. C. Foley, flagship of Rear-Admiral Hastings R. Yelverton, chief in command of the fleet; the Lord Clyde, 24 guns, Capt. Roderick Dew, C.B., flagship of Rear-Admiral Frederick Warden, C.B., second in command of the fleet; the Achilles, 26 guns, Capt. Edward Vansittart; Bellerophon, 14 guns, Capt. Edward Tatham; Ocean, 23 guns, Capt. C.S. Stanhope; Hector, 20 guns, Capt. William G. Luard; Pallas, 6 guns, Capt. Matthew Connolly; Research, 4 guns, Capt. Robert E. A. Scott; Wivern (turret-ship), 4 guns, Capt. H.T. Burgoyne, V.C.,; Pigeon gunboat, tender to the Caledonia; and Helicon, paddle, despatch boat for the fleet. The squadron got up steam early on Thursday morning, and at 10 30 a.m. the Lord Clyde was the first to weigh anchor, followed in Indian file by the Achilles, the Pallas, and the Research, which formed the first division. The Caledonia then followed, leading the second division, and in succession the Bellerophon, the Hector, the Ocean, and the Wivern weighed anchor. After rounding the breakwater and getting to the southward of the Shambles lightship, the fleet formed in two divisions, and, under easy steam, bore away for the westward with a fresh westerly wind and overcast sky. If the fleet is, as is already stated in the public journals, gone to seek bad weather, there seems every probability of their meeting with it in the Chops of the Channel, whither they are about to proceed. After a fortnight's cruise it is anticipated the fleet will again return to Portland harbour to await instructions from the Admiralty as to their future movements.
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