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Dragon

3969
Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
Acquired1647B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor
Henry GoddardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1626-1647
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Rebuilt1690BWAS-1603
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth28' 6"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2863 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen414 7294Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 220 Imperial Pound ( 99.7702 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 269 Imperial Pound ( 121.9916 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1650150EstablishmentW015
1653160 BWAS-1603
1660130 BWAS-1603
1666160 BWAS-1603
1.1.1679/80Home: 220 Abroad: 185 Peacetime: 140ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1647 - 1649Captain
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1674
BWAS-1603
1650 - 1653Captain
John StokesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1665
BWAS-1603
1653 - 1655Captain
Edmund SeamanBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1638-1650
BWAS-1603
1656 - 1660Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
BWAS-1603
1664 - 1665Captain
Valentine PyendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1667
B051
24.2.1664/65 - 23.7.1665Captain
John LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1672
B051
16.11.1665 - 6.6.1666Captain
Daniel HellingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
7.1666 - 1667Captain
Thomas Room CoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
B051
21.3.1667/68 - 4.9.1668Captain
Richard MayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1683
BWAS-1603
6.3.1668/69 - 20.5.1672Captain
Arthur HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1690
BWAS-1603
1.7.1672 - 12.9.1673Captain
Thomas ChamberlainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1673
BWAS-1603
13.9.1673 - 19.2.1673/74Captain
David TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1683
BWAS-1603
12.9.1674 - 22.11.1677Captain
Sir Roger StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
B051
4.3.1681/82 - 26.5.1684Captain
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
BWAS-1603
11.7.1686 - 16.5.1689Captain
Henry KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1665Lieutenant
John TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
B051
1669 - 1672Lieutenant
John PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1666
B051
1672Lieutenant
Robert WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1700
B051
1674 - aft.3.3.1676/77Lieutenant
John TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1692
ADM 8/1/78
B051
2.11.1676 - 12.1678Second Lieutenant
William GiffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
ADM 8/1/83
HPO
10.12.1676 - 5.11.1677First Lieutenant
Thomas HopsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1708
ADM 8/1/83
ODNB

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.8.1686 - 11.9.1687Midshipman
Bowden NightingaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1668-1692
ADM 107/1/18
ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
25.9.1685 - 24.3.1684/85Ordinary Seaman
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1724
ADM 107/1/7
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
26.9.1650Ordered for service on the coast of Ireland as part of the Winter GuardW015
7.9.1652Took two ships of the Swedish African company and brought then into Plymouth, they were the Christiana and the NorthcopingNRS002
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
1653In the Thames for the Winter 1653/54BWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
6.1655Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.1656Returned to serve in the ChannelBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
3.12.1665Entered PortsmouthBG
1666Rerated as a 40 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.8.1666Holmes' Bonfire
5.1671Action against two Algerine vesselsB051
8.5.1671Battle of Bugia
5.1672Three day running fight with two AlgerinesBWAS-1603
1.7.1673

Convoy to Dublin, thence to the Soundings

ADM8-DB
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 1.11.1671 for a period of 23 months, 3 weeks & 5 days for a value of £6,700.0.0d.

ADM8-DB
28.9.1673At Deptford ADM8-DB
1674In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Refitted as a 46/40 gun Fourth Rate ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB
1682In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1686Flagship in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1689Broken up at Deptford to be rebuiltBWAS-1603
16.5.1689Paid offADM 51


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

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