HMS Dragon (1736)

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Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Dragon
Ordered: 19 October 1733
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 11 September 1736
Fate: Sunk as a breakwater, 1757
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1067
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 5 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 11 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Dragon was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment at Woolwich Dockyard, and launched on 11 September 1736.[1]

In February 1744, she took part in the Battle of Toulon.[2]

Dragon was sunk in 1757 to form part of a breakwater.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 171.
  2. ^ National Maritime Museum Warship Histories Archived 2 August 2011 at the UK Government Web Archive, Vessel ID 365712

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.

This article includes data donated from the National Maritime Museum Warship Histories project