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Drake

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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 Class (1742)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1806
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BuxtonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1743 - 15.8.1743Commander
Richard ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1739
ADM 6/16/200
ADM 6/16
16.8.1743 - 13.3.1743/44Commander
Lord Thomas BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1744
ADM 6/16/210
BWAS-1714
14.3.1743/44 - 1.4.1744Commander
John HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
Transfered ADM 6/16/279
BWAS-1714
2.4.1744 - 13.4.1744Commander
Charles KnowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1770
ADM 6/16/284
ADM 6/16
14.4.1744 - 11.9.1747Commander
Edward ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1778
ADM 6/16/293
BWAS-1714
11.9.1747 - 9.3.1747/48Commander
Vincent PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
ADM 6/17/266
ADM 6/17
9.3.1747/48 - 28.7.1748Commander
George BlyteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1758
ADM 6/17/371
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 29.7.1748
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1745 - 30.5.1746Lieutenant
James WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1749
Transfered ADM 6/17/485
Issued by
Thomas DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1746

Confirmed 26.7.1749
ADM 6/17
30.5.1746 - 28.7.1748Lieutenant
John NicholsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1748
ADM 6/17/382
Issued by
Thomas DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1746

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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