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Francis Drake


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1669ADM 107/1
First Known Servicec.1683CSORN
Last Known Service25.1.1719/20CSORN
Date of Death1726CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1683c.10.1693Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/1
3.4.169026.7.1690
Oxford (54) 1674-1702
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/1/43
ADM 107/1
27.7.16908.1.1691/92
Eagle (70) 1679-1699
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/1/43
ADM 107/1
9.1.1691/9217.10.1693
Victory (100) 1675-1694
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1691 Renamed "Victory"
, Midshipman ADM 107/1/43
ADM 107/1
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
17.10.1693 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/1/43RNLPC
11.12.1693 LieutenantCSORN
7.5.169511.9.1695
London (96) 1670-1706
British 96 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/3/55
ADM 6/3
12.9.16952.2.1695/96
London (96) 1670-1706
British 96 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/3/77
ADM 6/3
3.2.1695/9610.6.1697
Rye (32) 1696-1727
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant ADM 6/3/123
ADM 6/3
5.2.1697 Action of 1697-02-05 
11.6.169720.3.1700
Milford (32) 1696-1705
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant ADM 6/4/103
ADM 6/4
21.3.1699/1700 
Eagle (70) 1699-1707
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman Extra ADM 6/6/28
ADM 6/6
27.2.1700/117.6.1703
Centurion (54) 1691-1729
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
10.2.1703/45.4.1705
Guernsey (54) 1696-1716
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/8/47
ADM 6/8
22.4.1705 CommanderADM 6/9
22.4.170518.9.1706
San Antonio (4) 1700-1707
British 4 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/59
Confirmed 25.3.1707
ADM 6/9
19.8.170720.8.1709
Hunter (8) 1690-1710
British 8 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/88
BWAS-1603
21.8.1709 CaptainCSORN
21.8.170920.9.1710
Hunter (8) 1690-1710
British 8 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/88
Confirmed 18.12.1710
BWAS-1603
11.4.171126.4.1715
Swallow (54) 1703-1717
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/127
BWAS-1603
27.4.1715bef.11.5.1716
Swallow (54) 1703-1717
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/40
ADM 6/12
14.3.1717/1828.9.1719
Dunkirk (50) 1704-1729
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/118
BWAS-1603
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
29.9.171925.1.1719/20
Captain (70) 1708-1722
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/187
Confirmed 8.1.1719/20
ADM 6/12


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