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Dragon

13719
Nominal Guns48B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Fourth Rate ship 'Dragon' (1647) (38) 1647-1690
British 38 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Ordered9.5.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired3.1689/90BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1691B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor
Henry GoddardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1626-1647
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1706B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 11"Imperial Feet35.9678 
Length of Keel99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Breadth31' 9"Imperial Feet9.6774 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen530 7994Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 210 Imperial Pound ( 95.2352 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Saker
Forecastle2 British Saker

1703Broadside Weight = 185 Imperial Pound ( 83.8982 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British Saker
Quarterdeck6 British Saker
Forecastle2 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1691220 BWAS-1603

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1691 - 7.1692Captain
William WrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1703
BWAS-1603
7.1692 - 25.11.1694Captain
William VickersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
BWAS-1603
23.12.1694 - 10.11.1698Captain
Edward RigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
ADM 6/4/95
Confirmed 5.5.1697
BWAS-1603
3.4.1701 - 13.10.1702Captain
Robert HollimanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1700
† ADM 6/6/83
BWAS-1603
10.12.1702 - 14.2.1702/3Captain
Edward DoyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/7/64
ADM 6/7
15.2.1702/3 - 8.11.1706Captain
Henry MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1711
Transfered ADM 6/7/89
BWAS-1603

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1692First Lieutenant
John BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1736
Transfered ADM 107/3/131
B051
19.12.1695 - 21.6.1697Second Lieutenant
Edward ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1701
ADM 6/4/98
Confirmed 18.5.1697
ADM 6/4
9.1.1696/97 - 10.11.1698First Lieutenant
Joseph TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1715
ADM 6/4/95
Confirmed 5.5.1697
ADM 6/4
22.6.1697 - 10.11.1698Second Lieutenant
John RontreeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1701
ADM 6/4/105
ADM 6/4
4.4.1701 - 13.10.1702First Lieutenant
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1724
ADM 6/6/83
ADM 6/6
5.4.1701 - 25.12.1702Second Lieutenant
William JenkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
ADM 6/6/84
ADM 6/6
13.10.1702 - 6.7.1703First Lieutenant
Charles FotherbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1720
BWAS-1603
5.11.1702 - 25.12.1702First Lieutenant
William EdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1703
ADM 6/7/61
ADM 6/7
26.12.1702 - 20.12.1703Second Lieutenant
Vincent PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1741
Transfered ADM 6/7/70
ADM 6/7
7.7.1703 - 31.12.1703First Lieutenant
George DoyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1706
ADM 6/8/3
ADM 6/7
21.12.1703 - 3.10.1704Second Lieutenant
George WattsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1704
ADM 6/8/35
ADM 6/8
1.1.1703/4 - 3.5.1704First Lieutenant
John ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1713
ADM 6/8/37
ADM 6/8
4.5.1704 - 14.12.1704First Lieutenant
Samuel ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1727
Transfered ADM 6/8/75
ADM 6/8
4.10.1704 - 1.2.1704/5Second Lieutenant
Israel SparkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1730
Transfered ADM 6/8/107
ADM 6/8
16.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5First Lieutenant
James CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/8/121
ADM 6/8
2.2.1704/5 - 8.11.1706Second Lieutenant
Tobias LisleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1713
ADM 6/8/147
ADM 6/8

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1694 - 1697Carpenter
John AylardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1697
ADM 6/4/92
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 23.4.1697
ADM 6/4
19.9.1695 - 28.9.1695Boatswain
Robert KelseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/95
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 3.5.1697
ADM 6/4
29.9.1695 - 1697Boatswain
Henry HewittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1697
ADM 6/4/86
ADM 6/4

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.9.1690 - 13.4.1692Master's Mate
Richard HermanBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1679-1693
ADM 107/1/31
ADM 107/1
12.4.1697 - 11.4.1697Volunteer
Joseph PritchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1702
ADM 6/4/89
ADM 6/4
12.4.1697 - 11.4.1697Volunteer
Robert LaconBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1702
ADM 6/4/89
ADM 6/4
17.4.1697 - 11.4.1697Volunteer
Mathew GloverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/89
ADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1692In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1693In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
12.5.1694Took the Frigate
La Diligente (34) 1691-1694
French 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

1695In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1697With the Dunkirk squadronBWAS-1603
10.11.1698Paid offADM 51
13.10.1702In action against a French 70-gun ship, losing 26 killed including the captainBWAS-1603
1703Commissioned for the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
21.11.1706Paid offADM 51

 

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