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Sir Francis Drake, 1805
Type: Fifth Rate ; Frigate ; Armament 38
Purchased : 1805 ; Disposal date or year : 1825
27 Nov 1806 a part of a squadron under R.-adm. Pellew which arrived off the road of Batavia and destroyed the Dutch frigate Phoenix and other vessels lying there.
23 May 1811 north-east of the port of Rembang island of Java captured five feluccas and sent the ship's boats to take the remaining nine vessels.
3 Aug 1811 a part of the fleet involved in the invasion of Java, which terminated with the surrender of Dutch and French forces on 16 Sep. 4 Aug detached the Akbar, Phaëton, Bucephalus, and Sir Francis Drake to blockade the French frigates Nymphe and Méduse in Batavia road. 29 Aug Sir Francis Drake, Phaëton, and the sloop Dasher with the ships' boats and marines of the Hussar, capture the town and fort of Samanap, Madura, Java.
9 May 1814 Arrived Plymouth.
1 Oct 1814 Remains Tagus.
15 Dec 1815 Remains Malta.
13 Jan 1815 remains Gibraltar.
11 Oct 1815, Deal, came down the River and sailed for Portsmouth.
9 Aug 1817, at Torbay, preparing for the Newfoundland station.
22 Aug 1817 departed Plymouth for Newfoundland.
21 Nov 1819 remains at St. John's, Newfoundland, in a reduced state.
27 Nov 1821 at Newfoundland.
14 Oct 1824 departed Devonport for Chatham to be paid off.