HMS Dragon (1894)

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United Kingdom
Name: HMS Dragon
Builder: Laird, Son and Co., Birkenhead
Launched: 15 December 1894
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1912
General characteristics
Class and type: Banshee-class destroyer
Displacement: 290 long tons (295 t)
Length: 210 ft (64 m)
Beam: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Draught: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 53

HMS Dragon was a Banshee-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

She was launched on 15 December 1894 at the Laird, Son and Co. shipyard, Birkenhead,[1] and served most of her time in the Mediterranean before being sold off in 1912.

Service history[edit]

From 1900 she was stationed in the Mediterranean as a tender to the battleship Royal Oak and then to the torpedo-boat depot-ship HMS Orion (renamed Orontes from 1909).[2]

In April 1902 she took part in gunnery and tactical exercises near Arucas, Las Palmas.[3] Lieutenants Arthur George Kennedy Hill and Arthur Kenneth Macrorie were both listed as being in command during the autumn of 1902.[4][5]

On 9 July 1912 Dragon was sold for a price of £1830.[6]


  1. ^ The Times (London), Monday, 17 December 1894, p.10
  2. ^ National Maritime Museum Warship Histories Archived 2 August 2011 at the UK Government Web Archive, Vessel ID 365719
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36744). London. 17 April 1902. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36841). London. 8 August 1902. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36854). London. 23 August 1902. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Naval Matters—Part and Prospective: Devonport Dockyard". The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect. Vol. 35. August 1912. p. 18. 

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