Drake

3978
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.6.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.9.1740BWAS-1714
Launched19.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWapping - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDrake ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas WestBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Wrecked22.11.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 1 ½"Imperial Feet25.9207 
Length of Keel68' 8 ½"Imperial Feet20.7391 
Breadth23' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet7.0295 
Depth in Hold9' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen206 4394Tons BM 

Armament


19.2.1740/41Broadside 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
19.2.1740/41 - 24.3.1740/41CommanderAshby Utting (d.1745/46) ADM 6/15/382ADM 6/1525.3.1741 - 10.6.1741CommanderGeorge Cockburne (c.1717-1770) ADM 6/15/403ADM 6/1511.6.1741 - 1.12.1741CommanderFrederick Rogers (c.1716-1775) ADM 6/15/246BWAS-17142.12.1741 - 12.5.1742CommanderJohn Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/16/486BWAS-171413.5.1742 - 22.11.1742CommanderJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/142
Commission confirmed 1.2.1742/43
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741LieutenantThe Hon. John Bermingham (c.1718-1746) ADM 6/15/382ADM 6/1510.9.1741 - 16.8.1742LieutenantJames Wenlock (d.1743) ADM 6/15/453ADM 6/1517.8.1742 - 22.11.1742LieutenantNathaniel Stephens (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/143ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1740Began building at Wapping - London BWAS-1714
19.2.1740/41Completed building at Wapping - London at a cost of £1550.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.2.1740/41Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.4.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1593.8.8dBWAS-1714
12.1741Off GibraltarBWAS-1714
1.1742Commissioned for the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
22.11.1742Wrecked in Gibraltar HarbourBWAS-1714
13.10.1748Wreck soldBWAS-1714

 

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