Built Pembroke Dockyard, laid down April 1899, completed January 1903.
6th Cruiser Squadron Grand Fleet.
October 1915 Refit.
1916 North America and West Indies Station mainly as a convoy escort.
2 October 1917 Torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U79 near Rathlin Sound Northern Ireland.
HMS Drake in the Hudson river.
HMS Drake, launched in 1901, was the lead ship of her class of armoured cruiser. She served in World War I and was sunk in 1917 by U-79. Her wreck in Church Bay, Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland is a favourite with divers.