Le Dragon

19168
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBayonne BWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured1757/12/04BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Eurus' (1757) (24)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck121' 9 ½"Imperial Feet36.8935
Length of Keel101' 6"Imperial Feet30.9372
Breadth31' 10"Imperial Feet9.4488
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004
Burthen546 7294Tons BM
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen400French Tonneaux391.6

Armament


1757/09Broadside Weight = 96 French Livre (103.6032 lbs 46.992 kg)ref:818
Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1756 - 1757/12/04 Castera ref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1757322 ref:692
1757/09300 ref:818

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 1757/12/04Corsaire CaptainJean Novionref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
1757/09

On the stocks , ready to launch

ref:818
1757/12/04Taken by Coventry (28) , America (62) , Brilliant (36)
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:692 Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
ref:818 The London Chronicle (1757-1823)William Fuller MaitlandDigital Book
 

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