Sir Francis Samuel Drake (1st Baronet Drake)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1729SNForum
First Known Service21.8.1749SNForum
FatherSir Francis Henry Drake, 4th Bt (d.1740)PEER
MotherAnne HeathcotePEER
WifePooley Onslow - Married 1788PEER
SisterAnne Pollexfen [Eliott]PEER
BrotherFrancis William Drake (1724-1787)PEER
BrotherSir Francis Henry, 5th Bt. (1723-94)PEER
Last Known Service19.10.1789SNForum
Date of Death19.10.1789TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
 Commanded the Reinforcement squadron at the   
21.8.1749 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/540CSORN
30.3.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/249CSORN
30.3.175615.11.1756Viper (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/249BWAS-1714
15.11.1756 Captain ADM 6/18/324CSORN
15.11.175611.3.1757Bideford (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/324ADM 6/18
11.3.175711.11.1762Falkland (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 3/18/368ADM 6/18
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
3.6.17617.6.1761Occupation of Dominica 
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
6.11.176218.1.1763Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/449ADM 6/18
18.1.17632.4.1764Rochester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/29BWAS-1714
6.5.17663.3.1767Burford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/117BWAS-1714
4.4.177231.3.1775Torbay (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/437BWAS-1714
14.1.177817.6.1780Russell (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/354BWAS-1714
17.6.178026.9.1780Russell (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/22/177CSORN
26.9.178013.5.1781Gibraltar (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
13.5.17815.7.1783Princessa (70), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
5.9.1781 Commanded the British Rear at the Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.1.178226.1.1782Commanded the British Van at the Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
12.8.1782 Created 1st Baronet DrakePEER
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN
24.9.1787 Ganges (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red: On board from 10.1787BWAS-1714
12.8.178919.10.1789Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4


SNForumSailing Navies (Forum) Web Site
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site

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