Drake

7616
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased3.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured24.4.1778BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 5"Imperial Feet27.8638 
Length of Keel75' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet22.8791 
Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold18' 3 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen274 6294Tons BM 

Armament


4.1777Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1777100 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.3.1777 - 24.4.1778CommanderGeorge Burdon (d.1778)† ADM 6/21/271BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.4.1778 - 24.4.1778Acting LieutenantWilliam Dobbs (d.1778)PPI

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1778 - 24.4.1778QuartermasterWilliam SweeneyPPI1778 - 24.4.1778MasterJohn WalshPPI

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1778 - 24.4.1778MidshipmanR. SoudenPPI

Service History


DateEventSource
19.4.1777Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
24.5.1777Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1889.7.6dBWAS-1714
24.4.1778Ranger vs Drake
24.4.1778Taken by Ranger (14) Bay of Carrickfergus


Notes on Ship


Cout MartialPPI
A transcript of the courts martial for the loss of the Drake can be found here

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
PPIPast Presented Web Site Web Site
 

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