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Francis William Drake


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1724HPO
Baptism22.8.1724HPO
First Known Service28.11.1737TRN3
FatherSir Francis Henry Drake, 4th Bt (d.1740)HPO
WifeElizabeth Heathcote - Married 3.11.1763HPO
DaughterMarianneHPO
DaughterSophia [de Salis] (1765-1803)PEER
SisterAnne Pollexfen [Eliott]HPO
Brother
Sir Francis Samuel Drake (1st Baronet Drake)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1780
PEER
BrotherSir Francis Henry, 5th Bt. (1723-94)HPO
Last Known Service24.9.1787TRN3
Date of Death12.1787HPO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
27.5.1745 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/165RNLPC
26.1.1745/46 LieutenantADM 6/17
28.4.1747 CommanderADM 6/17
28.4.174715.1.1747/48
Dreadnought Prize (12) 1747-1748
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/446
Issued by
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
, Barbados
Confirmed 7.3.1748/49
BWAS-1714
29.1.1747/48 CaptainCSORN
29.1.1747/4827.6.1748
Fowey (44) 1744-1748
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/446
Issued by
Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica
Confirmed 7.3.1748/49
BWAS-1714
7.3.1748/4931.1.1750/51
Mercury (20) 1745-1753
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/446
BWAS-1714
24.1.1750/5116.1.1751/52
Boston (24) 1748-1752
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/542
BWAS-1714
16.1.1751/526.5.1753
Winchelsea (20) 1740-1758
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/22
BWAS-1714
7.10.175511.3.1757
Falkland (50) 1744-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/198
BWAS-1714
18.10.175813.12.1758
Aurora (38) 1757-1763
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/548
ADM 6/18
13.12.175823.9.1763
Edgar (60) 1758-1774
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/13
BWAS-1714
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
29.1.17718.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for Bere AlstonHPO
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
20.1.1779 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/21/501ADM 6/21
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
7.177911.1779
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
11.17791781
Dromedary (30) 1777-1783
British 30 Gun
Unrated Armed Storeship
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
26.9.178029.12.1780
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
W009
3.5.17823.5.1783
Rippon (56) 1758-1808
British 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
28.6.17821783
Panther (60) 1758-1813
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


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