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Sir Francis Samuel Drake (1st Baronet Drake)


NationalityBritish 
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
Brother
Francis William DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1787
PEER
BrotherSir Francis Henry, 5th Bt. (1723-94)PEER
Last Known Service16.6.1780SNForum
Date of Death19.10.1789TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
  Commanded the Reinforcement squadron at the   
21.8.1749 LieutenantCSORN
30.3.1756 CommanderCSORN
30.3.175615.11.1756
Viper (10) 1756-1779
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/249
BWAS-1714
15.11.1756 CaptainCSORN
15.11.175611.3.1757
Bideford (20) 1756-1761
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/324
ADM 6/18
11.3.175711.11.1762
Falkland (50) 1744-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 3/18/368
ADM 6/18
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
3.6.17617.6.1761Occupation of Dominica 
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
6.11.176218.1.1763
Vanguard (68) 1748-1774
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/449
ADM 6/18
18.1.17632.4.1764
Rochester (50) 1749-1770
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/29
BWAS-1714
6.5.17663.3.1767
Burford (68) 1757-1785
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/117
BWAS-1714
4.4.177231.3.1775
Torbay (74) 1749-1784
British 74 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/437
BWAS-1714
14.1.177816.6.1780
Russell (74) 1764-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/354
BWAS-1714
17.6.178026.9.1780
Russell (74) 1764-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
26.9.178013.5.1781
Gibraltar (80) 1780-1836
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
13.5.17815.7.1783
Princessa (70) 1780-1809
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-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 RedCSORN
24.9.1787 
Ganges (74) 1782-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red: On board from 10.1787
BWAS-1714
12.8.178919.10.1789Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4


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