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Drake, 1901
Type: Cruiser ; Armament 2-9.2 in. IX, 45 cal. : 16 x 6 in. VII, 45 cal.; 12 x 12 pdr., etc.
Launched : 1901 ; Disposal date or year : 2nd Oct 1917
Disposal Details : Torpedoed by German Submarine, in Rathlin Sound, off North Coast of Ireland,
Displacement: 14100 tons
Complement: 900
Machinery notes: 30,000 ND ; Speed ; 23 knots ;
Notes:

She was one of the fastest cruisers in the world when she was built. She became the flagship of Read Admiral Battenburg in 1905

1914 Portsmouth ; Sixth Cruiser Squadron - Home Fleet ; Third Fleet for Administrative Purposes

Mediterranean

Grand Fleet 1914 - 1915

North America and West Indies 1915 - 1917

ADM 1/8500/223 Court Martial - collision of HMS DRAKE and SS MENDIP RANGE after being torpedoed 1917