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Drake

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover - New Hampshire BWAS-1714
Designed by
Henry LaddBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry LaddBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1779 - 3.4.1781Commander
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1781
ADM 6/21/527
BWAS-1714
3.4.1781 - 5.12.1781Commander
Richard CurgenvenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1783
ADM 6/22/350
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 10.10.1781
BWAS-1714
5.12.1781 - 7.1783Commander
Charles DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1793
ADM 6/23/30
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 7.3.1783
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787Commander
Stephen Peter MouatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1788
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
24.10.1788 - 9.10.1789Commander
Jeremiah BealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1810
Transfered ADM 6/23/482
BWAS-1714
9.10.1789 - 18.12.1790Commander
George CountessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1810
ADM 6/24/5
BWAS-1714
18.12.1790 - 14.10.1791Commander
John DolingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/24/95
ADM 6/24
15.10.1791 - 11.10.1793Commander
John DolingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
Transfered ADM 6/24/140
ADM 6/24
11.10.1793 - 10.1796Commander
Samuel BrookingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1819
ADM 6/24/274
BWAS-1714
10.1796 - 7.1797Commander
Thomas GottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
BWAS-1714
7.1797 - 1800Commander
John PerkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1804
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.2.1791 - 7.4.1791Lieutenant
Thomas PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/106
ADM 6/24
8.4.1791 - 1791First Lieutenant
Thomas PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/116
ADM 6/24
8.4.1791 - 1791Second Lieutenant
William Richard WallaceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1805
ADM 6/24/116
ADM 6/24

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1779 - 15.12.1782Boatswain
William IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1776-1824
ADM 29/8
16.12.1782 - 19.12.1783Boatswain
George William ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1873
NAO
15.12.1790 - 16.8.1792Master
Robert BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1799
ADM 29-1
1797 - 1800Master
Archibald BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
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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