Drake

3979
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.2.1742/43BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.2.1742/43BWAS-1714
Launched28.9.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.7.1743BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBaltimore ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor John BuxtonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold18.10.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 3 ½"Imperial Feet26.8351 
Length of Keel74' 4 ½"Imperial Feet22.5679 
Breadth25' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet7.6264 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet3.3592 
Burthen249 3094Tons BM 

Armament


1743Broadside Weight = 31.5 Imperial Pound ( 14.2856 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1742110Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1743 - 15.8.1743Commander Richard Chadwick (c.1712-1748) ADM 6/16/200ADM 6/1616.8.1743 - 13.3.1743/44CommanderLord Thomas Bertie (1720-1749) ADM 6/16/210BWAS-171414.3.1743/44 - 1.4.1744Commander John Hardy (c.1720-1796) ADM 6/16/279BWAS-17142.4.1744 - 13.4.1744Commander Charles Knowler (d.1789) ADM 6/16/284ADM 6/1614.4.1744 - 11.9.1747Commander Edward Clarke (c.1708-1779) ADM 6/16/293BWAS-171411.9.1747 - 9.3.1747/48Commander Vincent Pearce (d.1759) ADM 6/17/266ADM 6/179.3.1747/48 - 28.7.1748Commander George Blyte (c.1718-1797) ADM 6/17/371
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 29.7.1748
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1745 - 30.5.1746Lieutenant James Wilson (d.c.1751) ADM 6/17/485
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Commission confirmed 26.7.1749
ADM 6/17
30.5.1746 - 28.7.1748Lieutenant John Nichols (c.1721-?) ADM 6/17/382
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Commission confirmed 9.9.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
11.2.1742/43Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
8.1743Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
17.8.1743Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1726.10.11dBWAS-1714
28.9.1743Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £1667.10.0dBWAS-1714
28.9.1743Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1744Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
28.7.1748

Paid off

BWAS-1714
30.8.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.9.1748Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
18.10.1748Sold to Mr Charles Digby at Deptford for £203BWAS-1714

 

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