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The '''USS ''Drake''''' was a [[24th century]] [[Federation]] [[starship]] operated by [[Starfleet]]. In [[2364]], this [[light cruiser]] was under the [[commanding officer|command]] of [[Captain]] [[Paul Rice]]. In that year, [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]], then-[[XO]] of the {{USS|Hood|Excelsior class}}, 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]].
 
The '''USS ''Drake''''' was a [[24th century]] [[Federation]] [[starship]] operated by [[Starfleet]]. In [[2364]], this [[light cruiser]] was under the [[commanding officer|command]] of [[Captain]] [[Paul Rice]]. In that year, [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]], then-[[XO]] of the {{USS|Hood|Excelsior class}}, 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 [[weapon]] 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}})
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Later that year, the ''Drake'' was destroyed along with its crew by an automated [[weapon]] known as the [[Echo Papa 607]] while in [[orbit]] of [[Minos]]. An Echo Papa 607 drone, disguised as Captain Rice, later stated that the [[Maximum warp|top speed]] of the ''Drake'' was [[warp factor|warp 3]]. ({{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 noted 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.}}
 
{{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 noted 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.}}

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The USS Drake was a 24th century Federation starship operated by Starfleet. In 2364, this light cruiser was under the command of Captain Paul Rice. In that year, Commander William T. Riker, then-XO of the USS Hood, 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 weapon known as the Echo Papa 607 while in orbit of Minos. An Echo Papa 607 drone, disguised 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 noted 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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