Dragon

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.12.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down28.3.1758BWAS-1714
Named1.2.1758BWAS-1714
Launched4.3.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.3.1760BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBellona ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Adam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold1.6.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel137' 11"Imperial Feet41.7583 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Draught Aft17' 11"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,614 7394Tons BM 

Armament


4.3.1760Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1758550Design Complement
10.178092as a receiving shipBWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.3.1760 - 15.12.1762Captain Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 6/19/144BWAS-17146.5.1763 - 6.5.1766Captain John Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/19/493BWAS-17146.5.1766 - 21.3.1769Captain John Albert Bentinck (1737-1775) ADM 6/20/117BWAS-171421.3.1769 - 2.4.1770Captain Robert Hughes (c.1716-1774) ADM 6/20/233BWAS-171412.10.1780 - 21.3.1781Commander John Ferguson (c.1731-1818) ADM 6/22/182ADM 6/2223.3.1781 - 6.7.1782Commander Samuel Osborn ADM 6/22/264BWAS-17149.7.1782 - 21.4.1783Commander Thomas Arthur Ley (d.1786) ADM 6/22/493BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
9.12.1780 - 12.12.1782Able Seaman Richard ColleyADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
19.4.1760Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £38118.6.0dBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
30.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
10.2.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
24.2.1762As St LuciaBWAS-1714
24.2.1762Capture of Saint Lucia
4.1762Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
11.6.1762Siege of El Morro
11.1762fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
15.12.1762

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1763Recommissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1769fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3671.17.10dBWAS-1714
21.2.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.4.1770

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1780Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
9.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1780RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
11.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1065.3.1dBWAS-1714
21.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.6.1784Sold at Portsmouth for £620BWAS-1714

 

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