Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1745/01NNF-1715
First Commissioned1748/01
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
ConstructorJacques-Luc CoulombNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck149'French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.4002 (158′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel143' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4502 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1983 (20′ 4″ Imperial)


1748/01Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (523 lbs 249.645 kg) NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1748/014666 officers, 460 menNNF-1715


17591759Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis-Charles Levassor (Comte de la Touche)FWIKI

Service History

DateEvent Source
1759/11/20Battle of Quiberon Bay 


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 23rd of January 2017 10:42

Full name of the captain of Dragon is François-Julien du Dresnay, chevalier des Roches

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 23rd of January 2017 10:16

Arrived off Martinique with Fleet under R-Ad Courbon, March 1762 unable to defend Martinique which had surrendered to Admiral Rodney proceeds to Haiti where Dragon chevalier Des Roches hit a reef at the entrance to Cap Francois, Haiti with the loss of 50 hands 17 March 1762

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