Drake

3976
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.7.1728BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1728BWAS-1714
Launched3.4.1729BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.4.1729BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDrake ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1740BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Length of Keel73' 5"Imperial Feet22.2927 
Breadth23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen206 5494Tons BM 

Armament


3.4.1729Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1728100Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1729 - c.4.1732Commander George Dundas (d.1732)† ADM 6/14/20BWAS-17149.5.1733 - 20.12.1734Commander James Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/144BWAS-171418.4.1735 - 6.8.1737Commander Thomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/15/208ADM 6/146.8.1737 - 8.6.1738Commander Digby Dent (1710-1761) ADM 6/16/92BWAS-17149.6.1738 - 25.4.1740Commander Harcourt Masters ADM 6/15/346
Confirmed 4.10.1740
ADM 6/15

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.4.1735 - 25.12.1735Lieutenant Franklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/15/208ADM 6/14c.10.1737 - 30.4.1738Acting Lieutenant William Baker (d.bef.1760)ADM354

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1728Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1728Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1729Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.4.1729Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2400.1.9dBWAS-1714
9.5.1729Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1734Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
20.12.1734

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1735Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2667.10.6dBWAS-1714
1738At JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.1740Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
25.4.1740Paid offADM 51
24.6.1740Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
7.1740Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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