HMS Dragon (1760)
|Ordered:||28 December 1757|
|Builder:||Deptford Dockyard to a design by Sir Thomas Slade|
|Laid down:||28 March 1758|
|Launched:||4 March 1760|
|Fate:||Sold out of the service, 1784|
|Notes:||Harbour service from 1781|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Bellona-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||161473⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||46 ft 11 in (14.30 m)|
|Draught:||21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
She was commissioned in 1760, under the command of the Hon. Augustus Hervey, as part of the Western Squadron. In October 1761 she sailed for the Leeward Islands, and until March 1763 was engaged in naval operations in the Caribbean, including the siege of Havannah in 1762. as part of the Seven Years' War.
In March 1763 she was paid off, and recommissioned as a guardship at Portsmouth in May 1763, where she served until once again paid off in 1770.From 1781 she was employed as a receiving ship at Portsmouth, before being finally paid off in 1783, and she was sold out of the service in 1784.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 176.
- National Maritime Museum Warship Histories Archived 2 August 2011 at the UK Government Web Archive, Vessel ID 365713
- White, William (1849). Notes and Queries: A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc. Oxford University Press. p. 43.
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