Sir Francis Drake


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Privateer 
Date of Birth1540 
First Known Service1567 
Last Known Service28.1.1595/96 
Date of Death28.1.1596 - Off the coast of Puerto Rico 
Cause of DeathDysentry 

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
15671569Minion (9), Captain and Commanding Officer 
23.9.1568 Action at San Juan d'Ullua 
1581 Appointed Knight Bachelor 
15851586Bonadventure (47), as Flag Officer, AdmiralNRS157
1587 Bonadventure (47), Admiral and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1588 Revenge (43), Vice-Admiral and Commanding OfficerNRS157
5.158810.1588The Spanish Armada 
1589 Revenge (43), as Flag Officer, AdmiralNRS157
15951596Commander of the Expedition to the West Indies  
159528.1.1595/96Defiance (46), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
  Book
NRS157NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook

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