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DRAKE (14) Sloop Built in 1740, Wapping.
Wrecked in 1742 in Gibraltar Bay.

  • 1740 Capt. Ashby UTTING, he removed from the PEMBROKE PRIZE into DRAKE and then into the MARY GALLEY.
  • 1741 Lieut. COCKBURNE, promoted in March.
  • 1741 Capt. John PITMAN, Sheerness in July.
  • On 2nd November 1742 advice came from Lisbon that:- "The DRAKE sloop had fallen in with three Spanish privateers near Cadiz, with which she engaged until she was ready to sink; but the PULTNEY GALLEY, Capt. Purcell, an English privateer, coming up, attacked the Spaniards, and gave the DRAKE an opportunity to withdraw. Capt. Purcell, finding himself over-matched, hoisted the Bloody Flag, as a signal that he would neither give nor take Quarter, whereupon the Dons thought it proper to sheer off."
  • As reported in a letter from Gibraltar dated 26 November 1742:- "On the 21st. between 9 and 10 at night, it began to blow a violent storm at S. W. in which were lost the DRAKE sloop and two others, and two fine Xebecs belonging to the King, three ships with stores for the garrison and a large Settee storeship, besides several Portuguese vessels."

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