HMS Drake (1903) CC  (17th)

This the seventeenth ship to carry the name HMS Drake was the name ship of a class of four Armoured Cruisers.

Built at Pembroke Dock laid down 24-Apr-1889, launched 05-Mar-1901 and completed 13-Jan-1903.

On completion served with the Channel Cruiser Squadron 1903-04, then Flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron,  Atlantic Fleet 1905-08. Flagship 1st Cruiser Squadron, Channel Fleet 1908-10. Then with the 5th Cruiser Squadron Atlantic Fleet 1901-11.

Out to Flagship Australia Station 1911-13. 2nd Fleet 1913-14,

Following the outbreak of WW1, 6th Cruiser Squadron Grand Fleet 1914-15. Refitted late 1915, then to the North America & West Indies Station as Atlantic convoy escort 1916-17.

Torpedoed and sunk by U-70 off Rathlin Island 02-Oct-1917.  


Other HMS Drake
- 1st  HMS Drake
- 2nd HMS Drake
- 3rd HMS Drake
- 4th HMS Drake
- 5th HMS Drake
- 6th HMS Drake
- 7th HMS Drake
- 8th HMS Drake
- 9th HMS Drake
- 10th HMS Drake
- 11th HMS Drake
- 12th HMS Drake
- 13th HMS Drake
- 14th HMS Drake
- 15th HMS Drake
- 16th HMS Drake
- 17th HMS Drake
- 18th HMS Drake

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This page last edited - 16 July, 2012.

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