Royal Naval Biography/Drake, John


Entered the royal navy in 1804; passed his examination in Oct. 1810; was made a lieutenant, into the Northumberland 74, Aug. ist, 1811; and subsequently served, under Captain (now Sir William Hall) Gage, in the Indus 74, and Captain Peter Fisher, in the Wye 26, and Ranger of similar force. He was first of the Albion 74, Captain (now Rear-Admiral) Ommanney, at the battle of Navarin, and in consequence thereof promoted to his present rank, by commission dated Oct. 27th, 1827. He is now serving in the Britannia 120, Captain Peter Rainier, on the Mediterranean station.