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Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Dragon.

  • Dragon (of Greenwich), a ship of 100 tons built in 1512 under Sir William Sidney in the war with France. Last mentioned 1514.
  • Dragon, a 140-ton three-masted ship depicted in the Anthony Roll of 1546. Built 1542 or 1544 and rebuilt 1551. Last mentioned 1553
  • Dragon (or Red Dragon), a galleon built in 1593 and last mentioned 1613.
  • HMS Dragon, a fourth-rate frigate launched in 1647, rebuilt in 1690 and 1707 and wrecked in 1711.
  • HMS Ormonde, a 50-gun fourth-rate ship of the line launched in 1711, renamed HMS Dragon in 1715, and broken up in 1733.
  • HMS Dragon, a 60-gun fourth-rate ship of the line launched in 1736, and scuttled as a breakwater in 1757.
  • HMS Dragon, a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line built in 1760 and sold in 1784.
  • HMS Dragon, a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line built in 1798 at Rotherhithe. Refitted in 1814, she served until 1815. She was broken up in 1850.
  • HMS Dragon, a 6-gun wooden paddle second-rate frigate built in 1845 and sold 1865, designed by Sir William Symonds, which served in the Baltic during the Crimean War.
  • HMS Dragon, a 6-gun Doterel-class screw sloop launched in 1878 and sold in 1892.
  • HMS Dragon, a twin-screw Banshee-class torpedo boat destroyer launched in 1894 and sold in 1912.
  • HMS Dragon, a Danae-class light cruiser launched in 1917 and scuttled off Normandy in 1944 while serving in the Polish navy as ORP Dragon.
  • HMS Dragon, is a Type 45 destroyer launched in November 2008
  • In addition the communications training centre in Swansea was commissioned as HMS Dragon between 1982 and 1994.

    Battle honours

  • Portland 1653
  • Gabbard 1653
  • Scheveningen 1653
  • Lowestoft 1655
  • Four Days Battle 1666
  • Orfordness 1666
  • Bugia 1671
  • Barfleur 1692
  • Toulon 1744
  • Belleisle 1761
  • Martinique 1762
  • Havana 1762
  • Egypt 1801
  • Calder's Action 1805
  • Baltic 1854-55
  • Suez 1882
  • Arctic 1944
  • References

    HMS Dragon Wikipedia


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