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USS Hector (Collier No.7)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Dominican Campaign Medal
Vulcan Class Collier:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched, 3 July 1909
  • Commissioned USS Hector (Collier No.7), 22 October 1909, MASTER Gustaf E. Peterson (Naval Auxiliary Service) in command
  • Placed In Ordinary at Portsmouth N.H. in 1913
  • Decommissioned, 10 July 1913
  • Reactivated and placed in service, 14 November 1914
  • Final Disposition, grounded, 14 July 1916, off Charleston Light 20nm east of Cape Roman, declared at total, sinking three days later
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,230 t.
    Length 403'
    Beam 63'
    Draft 24' 8" (mean)
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 82
    Armament none
    Propulsion coal fired steam turbine, single propeller

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    Hector 121k USS Hector (Collier #7) at Boston Navy Yard, circa August 1898.
    US National Archives, RG-19-N box 9. Photo # 19-N-15012, ex 19-18-2, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    Hector 78k USS Hector (Collier #7) at anchor in New York Harbor, 3 October 1911, at the time of the Naval Review there.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-61-8-10 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Hector 111k Starboard quarter view of USS Hector (Collier #7) anchored in the Hudson River sometime between 1910 and 1915.
    Library of Congress, Photo # LC-B2-2335-1
    Mike Green
    Hector 37k USS Hector (Collier #7) underway, date and location unknown. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1914." Robert Hurst
    Hector 114k USS Hector (Collier #7) off the Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands, circa March 1915, with submarines USS A-3 (Submarine # 4, ex-Grampus), USS A-5 (Submarine # 6, ex-Pike) and USS B-1 (Submarine # 10, ex-Viper) on deck, after transporting them out from the United States. B-1 is on Hector's starboard side. The two "A" boats are in the center and port side cradles.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 102451. Donation of Ted Stone.
    Robert Hurst
    Hector 83k USS Hector (Collier #7) off the Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands, circa March 1915, as she off loads submarine USS B-1 (Submarine # 10, ex-Viper) into Manila Bay, after transporting her to the Philippines from the United States.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 102452. Donation of Ted Stone.
    Robert Hurst
    Hector 70k USS Hector (Collier #7) view of the after part of the ship, photographed from her forward part, sometime after she was wrecked off the U.S. Atlantic Coast on 14 July 1916.
    US Navy photo # NH 53696 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Hector 91k USS Hector (Collier #7) view on board the ship's after part, looking forward along the port side, some time after she was wrecked off the U.S. Atlantic Coast on 14 July 1916.
    US Navy photo # NH 53697 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Hector (AC-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01MASTER, Peterson, Gustaf Edward (Naval Auxiliary Service)22 October 1909 - 24 July 1910
    02MASTER, Werner, Richard (Naval Auxiliary Service)24 July 1910 - 26 July 1910
    03MASTER, Peterson, Gustaf Edward (Naval Auxiliary Service)26 July 1910 - 28 August 1910
    04MASTER, Carver, Isaac (Naval Auxiliary Service)28 August 1910 - 23 October 1910
    05MASTER, Randall, Albert Borland (Naval Auxiliary Service)23 October 1910 - 15 June 1912
    06MASTER, Hutchinson, Joseph Samuel (Naval Auxiliary Service)15 June 1912 - 10 July 1913
     In Ordinary10 July 1913 - 14 November 1913
    07MASTER, Powers, Robert Burns (Naval Auxiliary Service)14 November 1913 - 14 July 1916
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Loss of the USS Hector (AC-7), July 1916
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