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The '''USS ''Drake''''' was a [[Federation]] [[light cruiser]] that was in service with [[Starfleet]] in the mid-[[24th century]]. In [[2364]], the ''Drake'' was under the [[commanding officer|command]] of [[Captain]] [[Paul Rice]].
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The '''USS ''Drake''''' was a [[Federation]] [[light cruiser]] that was in service with [[Starfleet]] in the mid-[[24th century]]. In [[2364]], the ''Drake'' was under the [[commanding officer|command]] of [[Captain]] [[Paul Rice]]. In that year, [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]], then-[[XO]] of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}}, declined [[Starfleet]]'s offer to take command of the ''Drake''. Riker's classmate at [[Starfleet Academy]], Paul Rice, would later take up the offer to command this [[starship]].
   
In that year, [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]], then-[[XO]] of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}}, declined [[Starfleet]]'s offer to take command of the ''Drake''. Riker's classmate at [[Starfleet Academy]], Paul Rice, would later take up the offer to command this [[starship]].
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Later that year, the ''Drake'' was destroyed along with its crew by an automated weapons platform known as the [[Echo Papa 607]] while in [[orbit]] of [[Minos]]. The Echo Papa 607, masquerading as Captain Rice, later stated that the [[Maximum warp|top speed]] of the ''Drake'' was [[warp factor|warp 3]]. ({{TNG|The Arsenal of Freedom}})
   
Later that year, the ''Drake'' and her crew were destroyed by an automated weapons platform known as the [[Echo Papa 607]] while in [[orbit]] of [[Minos]].
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{{bginfo|According to the ''[[Star Trek Encyclopedia]]'' (2nd ed., p. 122) this vessel was a {{mbeta|Wambundu class|''Wambundu''-class}} starship, with the [[registry]] NCC-20381. The ''Encyclopedia'' further notes that the ship was named after Sir {{w|Francis Drake}}.|The second {{USS|Drake|2373}} that served in the [[Federation-Klingon War (2372-73)|Federation-Klingon War]] in [[2373]] was a subsequent ship to bear the name.}}
 
The Echo Papa 607, masquerading as Captain Rice, claimed the Drake's top speed as [[warp factor|warp three]]. ({{TNG|The Arsenal of Freedom}})
 
 
{{bginfo|According to the ''[[Star Trek Encyclopedia]]'' (2nd ed., p. 122) this vessel was a {{mbeta|Wambundu class|''Wambundu''-class}} starship, with the [[registry]] NCC-20381. The ''Encyclopedia'' further notes that the ship was named after Sir {{w|Francis Drake}}. A later {{USS|Drake|2373}} was named for this vessel.}}
 
   
 
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The USS Drake was a Federation light cruiser that was in service with Starfleet in the mid-24th century. In 2364, the Drake was under the command of Captain Paul Rice. In that year, Commander William T. Riker, then-XO of the USS Enterprise-D, declined Starfleet's offer to take command of the Drake. Riker's classmate at Starfleet Academy, Paul Rice, would later take up the offer to command this starship.

Later that year, the Drake was destroyed along with its crew by an automated weapons platform known as the Echo Papa 607 while in orbit of Minos. The Echo Papa 607, masquerading as Captain Rice, later stated that the top speed of the Drake was warp 3. (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (2nd ed., p. 122) this vessel was a Wambundu-class at Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek works starship, with the registry NCC-20381. The Encyclopedia further notes that the ship was named after Sir Francis Drake.
The second USS Drake that served in the Federation-Klingon War in 2373 was a subsequent ship to bear the name.

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