Dragon

2249
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1745NNF-1715
Launched16.9.1747NNF-1715
First Commissioned1.1748
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered3.1762NNF-1715

Dimensions


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)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


1.1748Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (550.392 lbs 249.645 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.17484666 officers, 460 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis-Charles Levassor (Comte de la Touche) (1709-1781)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

Previous comments on this page

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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