Sir Francis Drake


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Privateer 
Date of Birth1540ref:
First Known Service1567ref:
Last Known Service28.1.1595/96ref:
Date of Death28.1.1596 - Off the coast of Puerto Ricoref:
Cause of DeathDysentryref:

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
15671569Minion (9), Captain and Commanding Officerref:
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


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