Drake

7591
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover - New Hampshire BWAS-1714
Designed byHenry Ladd (d.1790)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Ladd (d.1790)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Deleted from list3.7.1800BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 10 ½"Imperial Inch1.9812 (6′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel59' 8"Imperial Inch1.4986 (4′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 4 ½"Imperial Inch0.6604 (2′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold10' 9 ½"Imperial Inch0.254 (0′ 9″ Imperial)
Burthen220 7394Tons BM 

Armament


5.1779Broadside Weight = 31 Imperial Pound ( 14.0588 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1783Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.177980 BWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1779 - 3.4.1781CommanderWilliam Brown (c.1725-1790) ADM 6/21/527BWAS-17143.4.1781 - 5.12.1781CommanderRichard Curgenven (1737-1784) ADM 6/22/350
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 10.10.1781
BWAS-1714
5.12.1781 - 7.1783CommanderCharles Dixon (d.1804) ADM 6/23/30
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.3.1783
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787 - 24.10.1788CommanderStephen Peter Mouat (c.1751-1834) ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2324.10.1788 - 9.10.1789CommanderJeremiah Beale (d.1817) ADM 6/23/482BWAS-17149.10.1789 - 18.12.1790CommanderGeorge Countess (1743-1811) ADM 6/24/5BWAS-171418.12.1790 - 14.10.1791CommanderJohn Doling ADM 6/24/95ADM 6/2415.10.1791 - 11.10.1793CommanderJohn Doling ADM 6/24/140ADM 6/2411.10.1793 - 10.1796CommanderSamuel Brooking ADM 6/24/274BWAS-171410.1796 - 7.1797CommanderThomas Gott (d.1796)BWAS-17147.1797 - 1800CommanderJohn PerkinsBWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.12.1782 - 19.12.1873BoatswainGeorge William Forster (d.1820)NAO15.12.1790 - 16.8.1792MasterRobert BlackADM29-11797 - 1800MasterArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
22.5.1779Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.7.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1797.17.6dBWAS-1714
28.2.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1782Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1782Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1595.5.4dBWAS-1714
7.3.1783Attack on Turk's Island
7.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1783Paid off into ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
10.1787Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1788Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2981.0.0dBWAS-1714
1789In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1791In the ChannelBWAS-1714
5.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.7.1800Ordered deleted form the list and condemned at JamaicaBWAS-1714

 

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