Drake

2816
Nominal Guns14B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered5.12.1651BWAS-1603
Launched1652B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorPhineus Pett (1628-1678)BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold1691B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen146Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Depth in Hold7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen146 4694Tons BM 

Armament


1660Broadside Weight = 14 Imperial Pound ( 6.349 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British 8-Pound Saker
Gun Deck4 British Minions

1666Broadside Weight = 64 Imperial Pound ( 29.024 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon

1677Broadside Weight = 64 Imperial Pound ( 29.024 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British 8-Pound Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.165250 B117
165390 BWAS-1603
166060 BWAS-1603
166670 BWAS-1603
1677Home: 75 Abroad: 65 Peacetime: 45 BWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79Home: 75 Abroad: 65 Peacetime: 45ADM 8/1/91ADM8-DB
1.1.1679/80Home: 65 Abroad: 65 Peacetime: 45ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB

18 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1651 - 1652CaptainAnthony SmithBWAS-16031653CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)BWAS-16031653 - 1656CaptainAbraham AllgateBWAS-16031656 - 1660CaptainJohn BowryBWAS-16035.9.1660 - 6.5.1661CaptainSir William Batten (c.1600-1667)BWAS-160323.5.1661 - 28.11.1661CaptainArthur Langhorne (d.1666/67)BWAS-16039.4.1664 - 1.5.1664CaptainTobias Sackler (d.1666)B0512.3.1664/65 - 1.5.1666CaptainRichard PooleB0512.5.1666 - 21.12.1667CaptainThomas HammondBWAS-16036.4.1668 - 21.4.1668CaptainLeonard Guy (d.1668)B05122.4.1668 - 8.12.1668CaptainRichard Country (d.1675/76)BWAS-16031.1.1671/72 - 6.6.1672CaptainJohn Temple (d.1687)BWAS-160317.6.1672 - 29.8.1672CaptainCasibelan Burton (d.1674)BWAS-160325.8.1672 - 26.12.1676CaptainRowland Stepney (d.1676)BWAS-16039.2.1677/78 - 19.7.1679CaptainJohn Tyrrel (d.1692)B05110.7.1683 - 24.2.1683/84CaptainThomas Leighton (d.1690/91)BWAS-160325.2.1683/84 - 6.10.1684CaptainBaron Wylde (d.1737)BWAS-160311.4.1685 - 1690CaptainThomas SpraggeBWAS-1603

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1651/52 - 1652CarpenterWilliam RussellSPD-1651-24.2.1651/52 - 1652CookRalph ClarkeSPD-1651-24.2.1651/52 - 1652BoatswainThomas PerkinsSPD-1651-24.2.1651/52 - 1652PurserJohn MathewesSPD-1651-2

Service History


DateEventSource
1652Re-rated as a Sixth RateBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
16.11.1665Forced into Sourthwold by stormsBG
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
1673In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1.7.1673

Convoy to Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber

ADM8-DB
1.8.1673

Pay record starting 1.1.1671/72 for a period of 21 months, 3 weeks & 0 days for a value of £2,131.10.0d. ADM 8/1/7

ADM8-DB
1674To TangierBWAS-1603
1679In home watersBWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79Refitted as a 16/14 gun Sixth RateADM8-DB
1690CondemnedBWAS-1603
1691Sold in JamaicaBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
ADM8-DBADM 8 Database ProjectSamuel McLeanArchive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
SPD-1651-2Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1651-2Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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