Sir Maitland Drake was an English diplomat in charge of transporting a selection of the royal family’s crown jewels to America aboard an ocean liner, the Britannia, during the early days of World War II. Unfortunately, the masked criminal called the Camera Fiend learned of secret transatlantic communiqués about the delivery, and he and his gang were waiting when the ship arrived at the docks. Sir Maitland was murdered with one of the Fiend’s poisoned darts, and then several sailors onboard were massacred as the Fiend’s gang invaded the ship. Fortunately, Captain America and Bucky arrived to rescue the jewels, but it was too late to save Drake or his men.
- Sir Maitland was incorrectly called Sir Drake within the story.