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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
British Sixth Rate ship 'Squirrel' (1707) (24) 1707-1727
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
First Commissioned4.1.1727/28BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFlamborough Class (1707)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Richard StaceyBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
Richard StaceyBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 2"Imperial Feet32.3173 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 5"Imperial Feet8.5503 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen376 2294Tons BM 


12.4.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders

4.1.1727/28 - 27.12.1731Captain
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765
ADM 6/13/183
24.1.1731/32 - 18.7.1735Captain
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
ADM 6/14/99
23.12.1735 - 15.1.1741/42Captain
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/227
24.12.1743 - 17.4.1744Captain
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
Transfered ADM 6/16/253
ADM 6/16
23.4.1744 - 6.11.1744Captain
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/16/299
7.11.1744 - 19.2.1744/45Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/380
ADM 6/16
20.2.1744/45 - 25.8.1745Captain
The Hon. Archibald StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/445
26.8.1745 - 21.4.1746Captain
Samuel MaistersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1750
Transfered ADM 6/16/534
ADM 6/16
22.4.1746 - 20.4.1748Captain
John DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1784
ADM 6/17/94
20.4.1748 - 9.5.1749Captain
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
ADM 3/17/346

5 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1727/28 - 11.2.1728/29Lieutenant
Henry CornwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1732
Transfered ADM 6/13/188
ADM 6/13
11.2.1728/29 - 27.12.1731Lieutenant
William Clement BladwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1777
ADM 6/14/12
ADM 6/14
25.1.1731/32 - 18.7.1735Lieutenant
Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1739
ADM 6/14/99
ADM 6/14
23.12.1735 - 9.1.1740/41Lieutenant
William Clement BladwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1777
Transfered ADM 6/15/227
ADM 6/14
14.4.1746 - 9.5.1749Lieutenant
Patrick YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1758
ADM 6/17/88
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers

6.3.1735/36 - 1736Midshipman Extra
Wentworth PaxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736
Transfered ADM 6/15/11
ADM 6/15
18.7.1736 - 26.7.1740Midshipman
John PlaytersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1743
Transfered ADM 107/3/406
ADM 107/3

Service History

12.4.1727building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4546.19.10dBWAS-1714
4.1.1727/28Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
1732Recommissioned for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
18.7.1735Paid offADM 51
8.1735Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.1735Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2626.11.9dBWAS-1714
12.1735Recommissioned for New EnglandBWAS-1714
27.3.1737At Bostonref:569
27.9.1737At Bostonref:569
14.9.1739At Charleston, S.C.ref:569
4.1740Operations in Georgia until JuneBWAS-1714
4.1740Attack on St. Augustine
28.4.1740Captured a sloopBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
1.5.1741Took the Privateer
San Francisco 1741-1741
Spanish Privateer

2.1742Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1742Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6631.16.2dBWAS-1714
26.6.1745Took the Dogger
L'Étoile du Nord (8) 1745-1745
French 8 Gun
Privateer Dogger
and brought into Yarmouth : the hostage of her prize is on board of the Squirrel.
9.5.1749Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
17.7.1749Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
17.10.1749Sold at Woolwich for £260BWAS-1714


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Posted by Mark Weinheimer on Saturday 12th of June 2021 21:03

Edward P. Alexander, in "A Revolutionary Conservative, James Duane of New York", Columbia University Press, New York, 1938, pg. 13, writes of the death of Richard Duane, at Jamaica, in 1741, aboard Captain Peter Warren's "Squirrel". Is there any record of this young man, born 1721, in navy records.

Posted by Brian on Saturday 6th of February 2016 00:01

Charlestown, May 10, 1740 On Saturday last his Majesty's ship Squirrel commanded by Captain Peter Warren, and brought in with him a Spanish privateer sloop, which together with another attacked him of Augustine, being bound from that place to the Havannah, to buy provisions. After a short engagement Capt. Warren sunk one of them, whose men all swam ashore, she had on board 6000 pieces of eight. The other is that which he has brought in with him, she mounted 16 guns and had on board 8000 and odd pieces of eight, and 45 prisoners.

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