Ormonde -> 1715 Dragon

Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned22.10.1711B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-GunnerB028
Constructor Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild30.8.1733B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 1 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen703 6894Tons BM 


18.10.1711Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

22.10.1711 - 6.4.1712Captain Arthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/11/171BWAS-16037.4.1712 - 26.7.1715Captain Streynsham Master (1680/81-1725) ADM 6/11/286
Confirmed 19.3.1713/14
26.7.1715 - 15.1.1715/16Captain Streynsham Master (1680/81-1725) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1216.1.1715/16 - 17.1.1717/18Captain Streynsham Master (1680/81-1725) ADM 6/12/59ADM 6/1218.1.1717/18 - 26.12.1723Captain Thomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/12/110BWAS-16032.2.1724/25 - 13.9.1725Captain Thomas Scott (d.1725)† ADM 6/13/83ADM 6/1324.9.1725 - 22.6.1726Captain Perry Mayne (c.1697-1761) ADM 6/13/120
Confirmed 11.10.1726
22.6.1726 - 25.10.1728Captain Francis Hume (d.1753) ADM 6/14/4
Confirmed 25.10.1728
ADM 6/14

19 Commissioned Officers

22.10.1711 - 12.1.1714/15First Lieutenant Thomas Waterhouse (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/11/171ADM 6/1122.10.1711 - 26.7.1715Second Lieutenant James Windham (d.1724/25) ADM 6/11/171ADM 6/119.11.1711 - 29.2.1715/16Second Lieutenant Henry Curle Transfered ADM 6/11/9ADM 6/1127.7.1715 - 15.1.1715/16First Lieutenant Thomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 15.1.1715/16Second Lieutenant Samuel Pitman (d.1728) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1216.1.1715/16 - 16.1.1717/18First Lieutenant Thomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/12/59ADM 6/1216.1.1715/16 - 16.1.1717/18Second Lieutenant Samuel Pitman (d.1728) ADM 6/12/59ADM 6/1217.1.1717/18 - 25.3.1718First Lieutenant Yelverton Peyton (d.1748) Transfered ADM 6/12/110ADM 6/1217.1.1717/18 - 26.12.1723Second Lieutenant Robert Godfrey (c.1726-1726) ADM 6/12/110ADM 6/121.4.1718 - 26.12.1723First Lieutenant John Oliphant (d.1743) ADM 6/12/128ADM 6/1213.5.1720 - 26.12.1723Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Joole ADM 6/13/64
Confirmed 13.1.1723/24
ADM 6/13
2.2.1724/25 - 1.12.1727First Lieutenant John Oliphant (d.1743) ADM 6/13/83ADM 6/132.2.1724/25 - 24.10.1726Second Lieutenant John Price (d.1727) ADM 6/13/83ADM 6/132.2.1724/25 - 21.6.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Berkeley (d.1732/33) ADM 6/13/83ADM 6/1315.1.1726/27 - 30.11.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Ogilvie (d.1734) ADM 6/14/4
Confirmed 25.10.1728
ADM 6/14
22.9.1727 - 30.11.1727Second Lieutenant William Metcalfe (d.1741) ADM 6/14/4
Confirmed 25.10.1728
ADM 6/14
27.11.1727 - 1.7.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Dalzel (d.1739/40) Transfered ADM 6/14/48
Confirmed 16.3.1729/30
ADM 6/14
1.12.1727 - 25.10.1728First Lieutenant William Metcalfe (d.1741) ADM 6/14/4
Confirmed 25.10.1728
ADM 6/14
1.12.1727 - 25.10.1728Second Lieutenant John Ogilvie (d.1734) ADM 6/14/4
Confirmed 25.10.1728
ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

2.2.1724/25 - 27.5.1728Midshipman Extra William Laws ADM 6/13/83ADM 6/13

Service History

1712Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1713In the Channel and Irish SeaBWAS-1603
30.9.1715Renamed DragonBWAS-1603
1716Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1717In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1717Fitted for Newfoundland and the StraitsBWAS-1603
28.6.1717Took the Frigate Illerim (34) BWAS-1603
26.12.1723Paid offADM 51
1725Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1725fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1504.14.6dBWAS-1603
1727Returned homeBWAS-1603
25.10.1728Paid offADM 51
30.8.1733Docked at Woolwich to be rebuilt as a 60-gun shipBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
30.3.1717-15.11.1717British Baltic Fleet 1717Sir George Byng (1st Baronet of Wrotham in the County of Kent) (1663/64-1732/33) 

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