Squirrel

6879
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Squirrel' (1707) (24)
Ordered23.3.1726/27BWAS-1714
Launched12.4.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1.1727/28BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFlamborough ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold17.10.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1.1727/28 - 27.12.1731CaptainHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/13/183BWAS-171424.1.1731/32 - 18.7.1735CaptainGeorge Anson (1697-1762) ADM 6/14/99BWAS-171423.12.1735 - 15.1.1741/42CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/16/227BWAS-171424.12.1743 - 17.4.1744CaptainJohn Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/16/253ADM 6/1623.4.1744 - 6.11.1744CaptainThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/16/299BWAS-17147.11.1744 - 19.2.1744/45CaptainRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/16/380ADM 6/1620.2.1744/45 - 25.8.1745CaptainThe Hon. Archibald Stuart (c.1717-1795) ADM 6/16/445BWAS-171426.8.1745 - 21.4.1746CaptainSamuel Maisterson (d.1762) ADM 6/16/534ADM 6/1622.4.1746 - 20.4.1748CaptainJohn Douglas (d.1787) ADM 6/17/94BWAS-171420.4.1748 - 9.5.1749CaptainJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 3/17/346BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1727/28 - 11.2.1728/29LieutenantHenry Cornwall ADM 6/13/188ADM 6/1311.2.1728/29 - 27.12.1731LieutenantWilliam Clement Bladwell (1703-1783) ADM 6/14/12ADM 6/1425.1.1731/32 - 18.7.1735LieutenantHenry Scott (d.1740) ADM 6/14/99ADM 6/1423.12.1735 - 9.1.1740/41LieutenantWilliam Clement Bladwell (1703-1783) ADM 6/15/227ADM 6/1414.4.1746 - 9.5.1749LieutenantPatrick Young (c.1724-?) ADM 6/17/88ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.3.1735/36 - 1736Midshipman ExtraWentworth Paxton (d.1736)† ADM 6/15/11ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
12.4.1727building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4546.19.10dBWAS-1714
4.1.1727/28Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.12.1731

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
31.12.1741SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1742Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1742RecommissionedBWAS-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) and brought into Yarmouth : the hostage of her prize is on board of the Squirrel.BG
9.5.1749Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
5.7.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.7.1749Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
17.10.1749Sold at Woolwich for £260BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ref:569Biografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
 

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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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