The Babylon Project
Drake has other uses. Please see Drake (disambiguation) for other meanings.

Drake was an Earthforce Captain and a Clark-loyalist during the Earth Alliance Civil War.

While in command of the EAS Nimrod, Drake took part late in the Battle for B5 Independence in 2260, leading the second wave of destroyers to capture and takeover Babylon 5 after the first wave had been destroyed. He ordered Babylon 5 to surrender and prepare to be boarded by order of President Clark. A few moments later, however, White Star 1 along with three Sharlin class warcruisers jumped in. Ambassador Delenn informed Drake that Babylon 5 was under the protection of the Minbari and ordered him to leave. Drake initially issued a halfhearted refusal (possibly hoping that the Minbari were bluffing), but when Delenn reminded him that Babylon 5 captain John Sheridan had given the Earth Alliance their only victory against the Minbari and threatened to destroy his ships, he quickly ordered his forces to retreat.[1]


  • Although Captain Drake didn't identify his command, the Nimrod did appear to be the lead ship.