The Drake was an MC40a Light Cruiser, one of the Mon Calamari designed ships. One of the few vessels constructed during Mon Calamari's freedom, the ship was commissioned by Tej Muir in addittion to two MC55 Mon Calamari Star Frigates. The ship, once constructed, was Muir Corporation's flagship until the purchase of the Memnarch. The ship participated in the Battle of Myojin and the Battle of Eldari Prime.
It was at the Battle of Eldari Prime that the ship was destroyed. The ship had taken a combined turbolaser and ion cannon barrage from a Victory Mark II of the traitorous Council of the Eldari. The ship had lost atmosphere in over half of the vessel and the shields were below five percent when the Memnarch returned from Morios. Tej Muir watched from the bridge of the Memnarch as the Drake took a complete missile volley from two HKD Missile frigates. This was too much for the ship and it succumbed, taking its captain, Adam Gallatin, a Duros who had been in charge of all Muir Corporation's military forces since the corporation's inception, with it.