Dragon12270
Nominal Guns14HLP
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1778HLP
Home PortLiverpool HLP
ShipyardUnknownHLP
CategoryPrivateerHLP
Ship TypeBrig NNF-1774
Sailing RigBrigNNF-1774
Captured1781/08/12HLP
BecomesFrench brig 'Le Dragon' (1781)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHLP
Burthen112Tons BM

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
177875HLP

Service History

DateEvent Source
1778Took the Bonne Foo from Martinico for Dunkirk, and two ships from Newfoundland laden with fish, one of which was lost off CorkHLP
1779/02/16Took the Modeste (a French Letter of Marque), from St. Domingo for NantzHLP
1780/02Took a schooner, bound from Martinico to Boston, laden with sugar, etc., and sent her into Bermuda where she was soldHLP
1781/08/12Taken by Friponne NNF-1774
1781/09/13The Capture of the Dragon was announced in the newspapersHLP


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
HLP History of Liverpool PrivateersGomer WilliamsDigital Book
NNF-1774 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 
Previous comments on this page

Posted by Thierry Spahi on Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:21

1781/02 Took "a large Dutch ship from Curacao for Amsterdam, carried into Waterford [Ireland], valued at 15.000 l".

The Scots Magazine 1781, volume 43, page 109.


Posted by Freddy Van Daele on Thursday 13th of October 2016 19:35

According to a study I made of a ship's model dated 1783, the Dragon was most probably the former U.S.Washington brick built in Beverly, Mass. on the 17th of September 1776, captured by three British frigates off the Canadian coasts on the 31st of May 1778 and brought to Halifax.


Posted by Freddy Van Daele on Saturday 30th of April 2016 18:53

1778-1779 captain James Briggs
1780-1781 captain Reed
8/1781 captain Gardner, captured by French frigate La Friponne 12/8/1781, becomes French Royal Corvette Le Dragon 1781-1783

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