Sir Francis Drake

6699
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchantman east indiaman 'Asia' (1797) (32)
Purchased1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold13.10.1825BWAS-1793
BecomesPortugese Fifth Rate frigate 'Dona Maria II' (1831) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck132' 3 ½"Imperial Feet40.2463 
Length of Keel112' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet34.144 
Breadth35' 5 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold14' 0 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen751 3094Tons BM 

Armament


1814Broadside Weight = 234 Imperial Pound ( 106.119 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
181488 BWAS-1793

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1805 - 3.1806CommanderJames Haldane Tait (1771-1845)BWAS-17933.1806 - 1808CaptainPownall Bastard PellewBWAS-17931808 - 1811CaptainGeorge Harris (d.1837)BWAS-17931812 - 8.1812CommanderHenry John PeacheyBWAS-17938.1812 - 8.1813CaptainBarrington Reynolds (1795-1861)BWAS-179323.8.1813 - 1814CaptainJohn Fordyce MaplesBWAS-17931814MasterThomas HoskinsBWAS-179312.2.1817 - 11.1819CaptainJohn Bowker (1770-1847)NBD184912.1819 - 1822LieutenantValentine MunbeeBWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1817 - 2.1818Vice-Admiral of the WhiteFrancis Pickmore (d.1818)BWAS-17932.1818 - 1819Vice-Admiral of the BlueCharles HamiltonBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.8.1811 - 6.1813LieutenantEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD184912.9.1824 - 8.10.1824Acting LieutenantRalph BartonNBD18498.10.1824 - 17.9.1825LieutenantRalph BartonNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1808 - 1811MidshipmanPhilip BondNBD18491810 - 9.8.1811MidshipmanEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1805Commissioned in the East Indies as a 12-pdr frigateBWAS-1793
13.8.1806RegisteredBWAS-1793
28.5.1813Arrived at DeptfordBWAS-1793
7.1813Began fitted as a storeship at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1813Completed fitted as a storeship at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1814Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
1817Flagship at NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
2.1817Began fitting as a Flagship at UnknownBWAS-1793
5.1817Completed fitting as a FlagshipBWAS-1793
13.10.1825Sold at Deptford to Mr. Young for £3,010BWAS-1793


Notes on Ship



Previously HEICo Asia, launched 1797 at Bombay

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 27th of December 2018 18:54

Among the wounded in storming the town of Samanap, was Lieutenant Roch of the Sir-Francis-Drake's marines, who was speared twice by two natives, while resolutely endeavouring to wrest the colours out of the hands of a French officer.


Posted by AvM on Sunday 23rd of July 2017 17:57

Firstly she was "sold" to Argentine, where she have to be renamed 'Buenos Ayres'

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