Drake

3983
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.6.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1808BWAS-1793
Launched3.11.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
Constructor Jabez BaileyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked22.6.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck89' 3"Imperial Feet27.1357 
Length of Keel72' 10 ½"Imperial Feet21.9583 
Breadth24' 7 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft8' 11"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Burthen235 594Tons BM 

Armament


3.11.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1808 - 12.1810Commander Eyles MounsherBWAS-179312.1810 - 28.2.1812Commander Colin Campbell (1787-?)BWAS-17933.1812 - 1815Commander Gregory GrantBWAS-17931816Lieutenant Caleb Jackson (1791-?)BWAS-17931.1818 - 5.1819Commander Henry ShiffnerBWAS-17935.1819 - 2.1820Commander William Nugent GlasscockBWAS-17932.1820 - 12.1820Commander Octavius VernonBWAS-179312.1820 - 22.6.1822Commander Charles Adolphus Baker (1792-1822)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1.1821 - 1822Lieutenant James Richard BoothNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.11.1808Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
12.1808Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
7.3.1809Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.3.1810Destroyed a privateer schooner off CamperdownBWAS-1793
9.4.1810Took the Privateer Le Tilsitt (18) off TexelBWAS-1793
1.1817Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1817Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1818Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1818Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
3.1818Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
22.6.1822Wrecked on St Shott's, near Cape Race, Newfoundland. Four drowned including the captainBWAS-1793

 

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