Squirrel

6882
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1782BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1783BWAS-1793
Launched9.5.1785BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1793
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn BartonBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold6.3.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Length of Keel98' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet29.8768 
Breadth32' 9"Imperial Feet9.8679 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Forward8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen563 4694Tons BM 

Armament


9.1787Broadside Weight = 364 Imperial Pound ( 165.074 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.9.1787 - 17.2.1790CaptainJohn Drew (d.1798) ADM 6/23/417BWAS-171412.12.1789 - 23.11.1791CaptainWilliam O'Bryen Drury (d.1811) ADM 6/24/12BWAS-171424.11.1791 - 3.10.1793CaptainWilliam O'Bryen Drury (d.1811) ADM 6/24/147ADM 6/243.10.1793 - 6.1795CaptainIsrael Pellew ADM 6/24/271BWAS-17146.1795 - 1797CaptainGeorge Parker (1767-1847)BWAS-171410.7.1797 - 1798CommanderThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)BWAS-17141798 - 1801CaptainJohn HamsteadBWAS-17145.1803 - 1804CaptainErnest Brown (d.1804)BWAS-17146.8.1805 - 1808CaptainJohn Shortland (d.1809)BWAS-17142.6.1809 - 10.1809CaptainJames TownshendBWAS-171410.1809 - 1812CaptainWilliam Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-17141812CaptainJohn Eveleigh (d.1813)BWAS-1714

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
14.10.1779 - 17.7.1782Acting MasterAlexander CarrADM29-125.10.1787 - 4.9.1788MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-15.9.1788 - 16.8.1791MasterJohn Tomlin (d.1805)ADM29-118.1.1797 - 25.9.1798MasterJames RusselADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1803 - 8.1805MidshipmanJohn Willison (1789-1847)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
26.12.1805 - 5.18091st Class VolunteerJames Richard Auchinleck (1791-1870)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1783Began building at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
9.5.1785Completed building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £7411.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1785Began fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1785Completed fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1787Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1787Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1984.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1789Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1790Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2651.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1791fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1793Took the Privateer Le Patriote
1799Took the Privateer Neptuno (4)
2.1799Took the Privateer Peñada (14)
11.1799Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1800Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10829.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.2.1801

The Danish government alleged Squirrel had taken certain Swedish ships in the Norwegian port of Oster-Risoer.

ref:521
5.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1804On the African coastBWAS-1714
1806On the Halifax StationBWAS-1714
1807On the Halifax StationBWAS-1714
7.1812Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
6.3.1817Sold to Joshua Crystall for £1,110BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:521Documentary history of the armed neutralities 1780 and 1800Sir Francis Piggott and G.W.T OmondDigital Book
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 13th of July 2012 18:42

9 Feb 1790 Squirrel 24 cap William O'Bryen Drury sails for Cork to takes up his appointment as C in C. Squadron include Perseus 20, Swallow brig, Fortune brig and Spider cutter
18 Dec 1790 Fame and Squirrel 24 cap Drury sails for Plymouth from Cork arriving on the 21st Dec


Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 13th of July 2012 18:32

17 Jan 1790 Squirrel 24 cap William O'Bryen Drury takes up his appointment

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