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HMS Dragon (1760)

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Name  HMS Dragon
Laid down  28 March 1758
Construction started  28 March 1758
Draft  6.55 m
Ordered  28 December 1757
Commissioned  March 1760
Launched  4 March 1760
HMS Dragon (1760)
Builder  Deptford Dockyard to a design by Sir Thomas Slade
Fate  Sold out of the service, 1784

HMS Dragon was a 74-gun Bellona-class third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 4 March 1760 at Deptford Dockyard.

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.

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HMS Dragon (1760) Wikipedia


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