Drake

7591
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover 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

9 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
Commission confirmed 10.10.1781
BWAS-1714
5.12.1781 - 7.1783CommanderCharles Dixon (d.1804)BWAS-171411.1788 - 11.1789CommanderJeremiah Beale (d.1817)BWAS-171411.1789 - 1.1791CommanderGeorge Countess (1743-1811)BWAS-17141.1791 - 12.1793CommanderJohn DowlingBWAS-171412.1793 - 10.1796CommanderSamuel BrookingBWAS-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 BWAS-1714
19.7.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1797.17.6dBWAS-1714
28.2.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1782Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1782Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
11.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1788Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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