In the Iliad, one of Priam's 50 sons. Husband of Andromache, Hector was bravest of the Trojans. He slew Patrocles and was in turn slain by Achilles.
Hector, formerly Pedro, was built in 1883. Taken as a prize during the Spanish-American War, she commissioned lit Key West 22 June 1898, Lt. W. L. Burdick in command.
From 10 to 20 July Hector made a patrol out of Key West up the Gulf of Mexico to Tampa and back to Key West. She sailed for Boston 24 July and arrived there a week later. Hector decommissioned at Boston 17 September 1898 and was sold 10 October 1899.