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Le Dragon

Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1745NNF-1715
First Commissioned1.1748NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1713
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715


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)


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 Ship Commander

1759Capitaine de Vaisseau
Louis-Charles Levassor (Comte de la Touche)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1747

4 Petty Officers

1751Sous-Brigadier , Garde de Marine
François Alexis PérierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1737
1758Garde de la Marine
Jean Richard de Butler (Vicomte de Butler)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1782
1758Garde de la Marineref:67330.5.1761 - 17.3.1762Garde de la Marine
Jean François de Hercé (Seigneur du Plessis)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1778

Service History


Campaign to Canada .

20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay


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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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