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HBMS Dragon (1647)

Page history last edited by Cy 11 years, 2 months ago

Dragon, 38 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Launched 1647/00/00 B028
Shipyard Chatham DY B028
Master Shipbuilder Henry Goddard B164
Rate Fourth Rate
Type Ship
Out Service 1689 B164
Fate Rebuilt B164
Becomes Dragon

Dimensions
B164   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 120' 0" Imperial Feet 36.58
Length of Keel 96' 0" Imperial Feet 29.26
Breadth 28' 6" Imperial Feet 8.69
Depth in Hold 14' 3" Imperial Feet 4.34
Draught Aft 15' 0" Imperial Feet 4.57
Burthen 41472/94 Tons BM

Armament
1650/09 W015
Gun Deck 34 All Guns
1666 B164 Broadside Weight = 220
Gun Deck 12 British Culverin
Gun Deck 20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 8 British Saker
1677 B164 Broadside Weight = 269
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 20 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck 4 British Saker

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1650/09 150 Establishment W015
1653 160 B164
1660 130 B164
1666 160 B164

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1647 1649 Post Captain Anthony Young B164
1650 1653 Post Captain John Stokes B164
1653 1655 Post Captain Edmund Seaman B164
1656 1660 Post Captain Richard Haddock B164
1664 1665 Post Captain Valentine Pyend B051
1665/02/24 1665/07/23 Post Captain John Lloyd B051
1665/11/16 1666/06/06 Post Captain Daniel Helling B051
1666/07 1667 Post Captain Thomas Room Coyle B051
1668/03/21 1668/09/04 Post Captain Richard May B164
1669/03/06 1672/05/20 Post Captain Arthur Herbert B164
1672/07/01 1673/09/12 Post Captain Thomas Chamberlain B164
1673/09/13 1674/02/19 Post Captain David Trotter B164
1674/09/12 1677/11/22 Post Captain Roger Strickland B051
1682/03/04 1684/05/26 Post Captain Thomas Hamilton B164
1686/07/11 1689 Post Captain Henry Killigrew B164
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1665 1665 Lieutenant John Turner B051
1669 1672 Lieutenant John Pearce B051
1672 1672 Lieutenant Robert Wilkinson B051
1674 Unknown Lieutenant John Tyrrel B051
1692 Unknown First Lieutenant John Balchen B051

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1650/09/26 Ordered for service on the coast of Ireland as part of the Winter Guard W015
1652/09/07 Took two ships of the Swedish African company and brought then into Plymouth, they were the Christiana and the Northcoping B106
1652/11/30 Present at the Battle of Dungeness  
1653 In the Thames for the Winter 1653/54 B164
1653/02/18 Present at the Battle of Portland  
1653/06/12 Present at the Battle of the Gabbard  
1653/07/31 Present at the Battle of Scheveningen  
1655/06 Sailed to the Mediterranean B164
1656/07 Returned to serve in the Channel B164
1665/06/03 Present at the Battle of Lowestoft  
1665/12/03 Entered Portsmouth BG
1666/06/01 Present at Four Days Battle  
1666/07/25 Present at St James Day Battle  
1666/08/08 Present at Holmes' Bonfire  
1671/05 Action against two Algerine vessels B051
1671/05/08 Present at the Battle of Bugia  
1672/05 Three day running fight with two Algerines B164
1674 In the Mediterranean B164
1682 In the Mediterranean B164
1686 Flagship in the Mediterranean B164
1689 Broken up at Deptford to be rebuilt B164

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
British Baltic Fleet 1659 Lord Edward Montagu, Earl of of Sandwich 1659/00/00 1659/00/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1652/11/30 Battle of Dungeness
1653/02/18 Battle of Portland
1653/06/12 Battle of the Gabbard
1653/07/31 Battle of Scheveningen
1665/06/03 Battle of Lowestoft
1666/06/01 Four Days Battle
1666/07/25 St James Day Battle
1666/08/08 Holmes' Bonfire
1671/05/08 Battle of Bugia

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
W015 English Parliamentary Journals Various
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume I John Charnock
B106 NRS Vol 002 - State Papers relating to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada Anno 1588 Vol II John Knox Laughton Ed.
BG The London Gazette Official

Last Updated :2009/07/26 at 11:47:01 by Cy

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