Red Dragon

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Dragon
Nominal Guns38E-WIKI
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorEast India Company
PreviouslyBritish Privateer 'Scourge of Malice' (1595) (38)
Purchased1.1601E-WIKI
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford E-WIKI
CategoryMerchantE-WIKI
Ship TypeEast Indiaman E-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Sunk in Action10.1619E-WIKI

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1601200 IORMAR

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1601 - 1803Captain (HEIC) James Lancaster (1554-1618)IORMAR1604 - 1606Captain (HEIC) Philip GroveIORMAR1607 - 1609Captain (HEIC) William KeelingIORMAR1612 - 6.1614Captain (HEIC) Thomas BestIORMAR1615 - 1617Captain (HEIC) William KeelingIORMAR1617 - 1.10.1619Master (HEIC) Robert BonnerIORMAR

1 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1615 - 1617Master (HEIC) Robert BonnerIORMAR


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
13.2.1600/1-11.9.1603East India Company, First Voyage (1601–1603) James Lancaster (1554-1618) 
13.2.1600/1-11.9.1603East India Company - First Voyage  

Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built 1595 as a privateer/merchantman for George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, bought from him for £3700, former name Scourge of Malice, variously estimated at between 600/900 tons, c200 crew, 38 guns.

Voyages:

(1) 1600/1 Bantam. Capt James Lancaster, Master William Broadbent/Roger Hankin. Woolwich 13 Feb 1601 - Torbay 20 Apr - 1 May Canaries - 9 Sep Cape 29 Oct - 17 Dec Madagascar 6 Mar 1602 - 9 May Nicobars - 5 Jun Acheh - 11 Sep helped captured Santo Antonio carrack in Straits of Malacca - 24 Oct Acheh 9 Nov - Priaman 4 Dec - 16 Dec Bantam 20 Feb 1603 - 16 Jun St Helena 5 Jul - 11 Sep Downs.

(2) 1603/4 bantam. Master Philip Grove. Gravesend 25 Mar 1604 - 24 Apr Maio - 17 Jul Cape 20 Aug - 23 Dec Bantam 18 Jan 1605 - 10 Feb Amboina - 18 Mar Makian - 27 Mar Tidore - Makian 22 Apr - Tidore 3 May - 22 May Ternate 18 Jun - Makian - 24 Jul Bantam 6 Oct - Dec Cape - 3 Feb 1606 St Helena - 6 May Downs.

(3) 1606/7 Bantam. Capt William Keeling, Master Anthony Hippon/Gabriel Towerson. Downs 1 Apr 1607 - Plymouth 16 Apr - 17 Dec Cape - Apr 1608 Socotra - Priaman - Oct Bantam Dec - met Hector in Straits of Sunda and returned - Bantam 23 Dec - Sep 1609 Downs.

(4) 1611/2 Surat. Capt Thomas Best, Master Robert Bonner. Downs 10 Feb 1612 - Trinidade 27 Apr - Cape - 1 Sep Daman - Surat - 6 Dec off Diu - 27 Dec Surat 17 Jan 1613 - 12 Apr Acheh 13 Jul - 7 Aug Tiku 30 Oct - 11 Nov Bantam Dec - voyage ended Jun 1614.

(5) 1514/5 Surat and Bantam. Capt William Keeling, Master Robert Bonner. Downs 23 Feb 1615 - 5 Jun Cape - 22 Jul Moheli - 24 Aug Socotra - 18 Sep Swally 19 Feb 1616 - 25 Apr Acheh 9 Jul - 27 Tiku - 29 Aug Bantam - Batavia - Bantam 10 Oct - Cape 26 Jan 1617 - 14 Feb St Helena - 29 May Downs.

(6) 1617/8 Surat and Bantam. Master Robert Bonner. Downs - 20 Sep 1618 Surat - 8 Apr 1619 Acheh - captured by Dutch at Tiku 1 Oct 1619.



 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Tuesday 26th of June 2018 05:53

Seems unlikely that a ship sunk in 1619 would be anywhere in the early 1800's


Posted by George Garcia on Monday 25th of June 2018 20:09

Early Garcia family from Spain came over on a ship called Dragon. Did this ship ever make it to the East Coast of America early 1800's?

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