Dragon

12270
Nominal Guns14HLP
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1778HLP
Home PortLiverpool HLP
ShipyardUnknownHLP
CategoryPrivateerHLP
Ship TypeBrig NNF-1774
Sailing RigBrigNNF-1774
Captured12.8.1781HLP
BecomesFrench brig 'Le Dragon' (1781) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHLP
Burthen112Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177875 HLP

Service History


DateEventSource
1778Took the Bonne Foo from Martinico for Dunkirk, and two ships from Newfoundland laden with fish, one of which was lost off CorkHLP
16.2.1779Took the Modeste (a French Letter of Marque), from St. Domingo for NantzHLP
2.1780Took a schooner, bound from Martinico to Boston, laden with sugar, etc., and sent her into Bermuda where she was soldHLP
12.8.1781Taken by La Friponne (32) NNF-1774
13.9.1781The Capture of the Dragon was announced in the newspapersHLP


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
HLPHistory of Liverpool PrivateersGomer WilliamsDigital Book
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Freddy Van Daele on Friday 19th of October 2018 16:36

Extract from "Lloyd Register of British and Foreign Shipping 1780" :Nr8=DRAGON brig/capt:M.Reed/110 tons/American built 1776/Owner Woodville/11 feet draft/Class A1/April/captured 1778/single deck/new upperworks1778/14x 6 pnds guns/ Liverpool privateer.


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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