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Squirrel

6880
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.10.1754BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.3.1755BWAS-1714
Named26.11.1754BWAS-1714
Launched23.10.1755BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.10.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSquirrel Class (1754)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward AllinBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1750-1767
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold16.1.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 3"Imperial Feet32.6245 
Length of Keel89' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet27.1336 
Breadth29' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Draught Forward7' 3"Imperial Feet2.2098 
Draught Aft10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen403 5194Tons BM 

Armament


19.3.1755Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1754160Design Complement

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.10.1755 - 20.10.1757Captain
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
Transfered ADM 6/18/204
BWAS-1714
19.12.1757 - 21.12.1757Captain
Joshua LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1745-1760
ADM 6/18/463
BWAS-1714
21.12.1757 - 12.5.1759Captain
John WheelockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1779
ADM 6/18/463
BWAS-1714
12.5.1759 - 26.9.1760Captain
John ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ADM 6/19/115
BWAS-1714
7.4.1762 - 26.9.1762Captain
James CranstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1783
ADM 6/19/396
BWAS-1714
26.9.1762 - 18.5.1763Captain
James CranstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1783
ADM 6/19/513
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 20.6.1763
ADM 6/19
18.5.1763 - 23.7.1767Captain
Richard SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1778
ADM 6/19/499
BWAS-1714
23.7.1767 - 4.11.1769Captain
John BotterellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1771
Transfered ADM 6/20/175
BWAS-1714
4.11.1769 - 15.1.1772Captain
Edward CauldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1772
ADM 6/20/375
Issued by
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 16.5.1770
BWAS-1714
1.11.1773 - 9.5.1777Captain
Stair DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1783
ADM 6/20/525
BWAS-1714
9.5.1777 - 17.12.1778Captain
Henry HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Transfered ADM 6/21/334
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
, Newfoundland - Canada
Confirmed 7.11.1777
ODNB
17.12.1778 - 19.4.1780Captain
Farmery EpworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1795
ADM 6/21/488
BWAS-1714
19.4.1780 - 23.8.1781Captain
Thomas PiercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1782
: on board from 8.5.1780 Transfered ADM 6/22/115
ref:559
23.8.1781 - 17.7.1782Captain
John InglisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1805
ADM 6/22/329
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1781 - 11.7.1781Lieutenant
James Athol WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1821
ref:559

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.2.1774 - 2.7.1776Master's Mate
William CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
Transfered
NAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.12.1773 - 31.1.1774Able Seaman
William CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
19.3.1755Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
23.10.1755Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7272.2.5dBWAS-1714
23.10.1755Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.12.1755Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2265.1.7dBWAS-1714
19.10.1756Took the Privateer
Le Trés Vénèrable (2) 1756-1756
French 2 Gun
Privateer

15.1.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
30.1.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.9.1760

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1762In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1763Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3019.19.9dBWAS-1714
7.1767RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.10.1767Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1772Surveyed at SheernessBWAS-1714
15.1.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1772Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1773RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1774Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £9560.1.8dBWAS-1714
31.1.1774Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1777Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1777Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2213.4.4dBWAS-1714
14.4.1777Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.2.1778Sailed with a convoy for AfricaBWAS-1714
10.1781Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4355.10.9dBWAS-1714
15.2.1782Took the Privateer
Le Furet 1782-1782
French Privateer

21.6.1782Took the Cutter
L'Aimable Manon (8) 1782-1782
French 8 Gun
Privateer Cutter
off Land's End
BG
17.7.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
16.1.1783Sold at Sheerness for £1,100 plus £302.5.0d for the copper on her bottomBWAS-1714

 

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