Dragon

309
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 Commissioned7.3.1760
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBellona Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 - 15.12.1762CaptainAugustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 6/19/144BWAS-17146.5.1763 - 6.5.1766CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/19/493BWAS-17146.5.1766 - 21.3.1769CaptainJohn Albert Bentinck (1737-1775) ADM 6/20/117BWAS-171421.3.1769 - 2.4.1770CaptainRobert Hughes (d.1774) ADM 6/20/233BWAS-171412.10.1780 - 21.3.1781CommanderJohn Ferguson (c.1731-1818) ADM 6/22/182ADM 6/2223.3.1781 - 6.7.1782CommanderSamuel Osborn ADM 6/22/264BWAS-171429.6.1782 - 21.4.1783CommanderThomas Arthur Ley (d.1786)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
19.4.1760Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £38118.6.0dBWAS-1714
4.6.1761Expedition 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
4.1762Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
11.6.1762Siege of El Morro
11.1762fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.12.1762

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1763Recommissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1769fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
10.1780RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
11.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1065.3.1dBWAS-1714
21.4.1783

Paid off

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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

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